Lena Waithe debuted a new haircut at a banquet hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — and, as the trailblazing writer/producer, actress, and LGBTQ advocate explained to Variety, the look was about more than just style. "I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am," Waithe said, adding that the shorn look makes her "so free and so happy and so joyful, and I really stepped into myself."
The cut got love on Twitter, too, from both stars and fans:
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@LenaWaithe loving the new look! I so appreciate you sharing your identity & your journey so openly! It’s especially important for queer folx whose bodies & identities don’t fit into the binary to be visible to each other. Keep up the good work! 🌈🙌🏽— Kersh Branz (@KershBranz) August 10, 2018
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