Congresswoman Katherine Clark on the Politics of Going Gray

From a story on by Katherine Clark headlined “The politics of going gray”:

It was 2015. I was a new member of Congress, my mom was suffering from Alzheimer’s and my dad from a debilitating stroke. My kids were 11, 15, and 17. My life was controlled chaos; traveling weekly to Washington, caring for my parents and young family, and crisscrossing my district for community events.

Something had to give. And for me, it was dying my hair. I had been gray curious for several years as more silver roots emerged, but had never been ready to take the leap to natural color. But the time and money it took to color my hair every three weeks no longer made sense. I wasn’t sure I would like it, but it felt like a personal, practical decision.