This weekend is the Women’s March, and joining every woman attending in arms are plenty of celebs. After all, stars have to live in this country too, and they certainly go through ups and downs in their relationships too — oftentimes in the spotlight. Recently, Girls star Jemima Kirke opened up in an interview with StyleLikeU about the very real reason she chopped her famous boho locks back in October of 2015.
In the interview, she explains how she took the shears to her hair while she was in a particularly rough patch. She says, “I was having a terrible moment with my husband in our relationship, and I was extremely hurt by him and extremely angry at him, and so I was feeling self-destructive. But for whatever reason I didn’t do anything self-destructive really, I just cut my hair.” She also said that she’d always considered her hair to be one of the only pretty things about herself, and that without it she thought she’d be kind of boring. So maybe it was also a challenge to herself, to prove that she could be interesting without her hair. Spoiler alert: She totally is.
Many of us have gone through a drastic change when we were going through tough times. It could be a haircut or it could be something else. Coco Chanel famously said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” And while sometimes that change is empowering, there are times it’s an act of self-destruction. What matters though is what happens in the aftermath.
After she cropped her coif, Kirke’s husband Michael Mosberg helped her clean up her haircut. While word on the street is the couple recently split at the end of 2016 and this all went down in 2015, it’s definitely a moment when every woman can say, “I feel you.”
Check out the full interview below.
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(h/t HelloGiggles, feature photo via Monica Schipper/Getty)