Kristina Isabelle, Dance Artist, 52.
“It really wasn’t that hard to disappear. I mean once I naturally let my hair grow gray I started to blend into the background. The unseen. The edges of interest to some and an illumination to myself.
As a dance artist that shift, and awareness was powerful. My aging body may not be the body of the moment, but I do not need to be the center of attention either. I dance now to release and expand energy and awareness connecting body, mind, and spirit to understand where I am today, to be present with nature, to deepen my understanding of this moving life.
I observed others who let their hair grow gray during COVID and I have to say, I do see their age. I see the time that has passed or is passing and then I know that I, too, look older. My relationship to graying is complicated and fluctuates between positives and negatives. For the most part I love my gray hair.”