December 5, 2019 4:00 pm
Alexandra Grant has been working as a revered artist for years. However she was thrust below a very brilliant highlight simply final month, after she was photographed holding palms with Keanu Reeves on the LACMA Artwork + Movie Gala. Grant has collaborated with Reeves for fairly a while, they usually had been photographed on a number of earlier pink carpets. However this one caught! And now each time she makes a transfer, headlines blare about Reeves’ girlfriend. The widely-beloved film star was publicly single for many years, and so the unveiled relationship has change into an object of persistent fascination.
However Grant has chosen to make use of her newly boosted platform for good. Her hair, a stunning pure shade of silver, has change into fairly Web well-known—it’s nonetheless uncommon to see ladies within the public eye who don’t shade their greys. And so she addressed the matter on Instagram, in a put up that coated each the non-public and the political.
Grant posted a screenshot of a Newsweek headline concerning a research of over 50,00zero ladies exhibiting that hair dye and chemical straighteners had been linked to breast most cancers. Based on scientists writing within the Worldwide Journal of Most cancers, ladies who continuously use everlasting hair dye may very well be rising their threat of breast most cancers by as much as 60%.
Grant identified that the “numbers are staggering, particularly for womxn of shade.” She then defined why she prefers to not dye her personal hair.
“I went grey prematurely in my early 20’s…” she wrote. “And dyed my hair each shade alongside the best way till I couldn’t tolerate the toxicity of the dyes any extra. In my 30’s I let my hair flip ‘blonde.’”
“I really like and help that each womxn can select how she desires to have a look at all ages,” she continued. “However, if womxn are perishing from magnificence requirements… then let’s discuss these magnificence requirements. Like to all womxn!”
Kudos to Grant for spreading such a worthwhile message.