If you have checked the Billboard Hot 100 chart recently, you might have noticed that the top five spots belong exclusively to female artists. You might not have known it’s an unprecedented phenomenon.
“For the first time in the 56-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, solo female artists have occupied the top five positions on the chart for six consecutive weeks,” according to a Billboard article by Melinda Newman.
Two of those songs include guest spots by other female artists, so there are eight women who have been running the show. Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” leads the pack, followed by Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Iggy Azalea’s… Read more
Since I have thick, curly and unwieldy hair, I typically let it do its own thing post-wash. When I decide to intervene with a blow dryer, though, people audibly freak by the noticeable difference.
And that’s just my hair. I just blow dried my hair, and I have people from all sides of campus going, “Oh my God — I love it! Did you get a haircut? Brazilian blowout? Is that a wig?”
A public reaction isn’t what I expect, let alone aim for, when I blow dry my hair, but I understand it as a natural response of curiosity when someone looks different — not better, but perhaps enhanced… Read more