Read or listen now | Your Sunday morning thought piece. Today we explore the history of redheads, and celebrate the 1% of the global population that carry the MC1R gene.
As a redhead with blue eyes, this is a great read! There are redheads in my family on both my maternal (Lithuanian) and paternal side (Scottish). I’ve been called many names (doesn’t bother me in the slightest), my favourite is the endearing “ranga”, short for orangutan. Said with an Australian accent, it’s quite amusing.
Rossetti the pre raphaelite loved painting women with red hair. In portrait and life painting the transparency and lightness of their skin provides the painter a huge range of tones and colours
I shave my head...the hair when it grows isn't red, there are no red heads in my family, all the same a fantastic read...even though I was expecting a financial read rather than a follicle red.