Growing up I always hated my long hair. It was hot and it got in the way. One day I cut it off in a bob, and my mom loved it. As the years went by I wanted a change, so I got a pixie cut. This started the battle of the hair. I was told that short hair is for boys, and that if God wanted me to look like a boy, he would have made me a boy. I was very kind in telling her all of the reasons that I wanted to keep my hair short, but I was screaming inside. Hair is not a gender conformity. Women can have short hair and men can have long hair, it is whatever they prefer. I wish that I could help her understand that I can be a woman and still rock a pixie cut.