Child Bad Haircut Annapolis, Maryland, (AP) A schoolgirl in Annapolis who was reportedly bullied for being a girl has been given a haircut by her new haircut-loving friends.
The girl, who goes by the nickname “Mama”, is the daughter of Annapolis school director, Amy M. “Mamas” Mather, a former police officer who now runs her own hair salon.
Mather, who grew up in the Annapolis area, said the girl had a long history of being bullied for her gender.
She said Mather’s new hairstyle, which includes a long ponytail and pony ears, is an effort to show she’s not ashamed of her gender and her natural beauty.
“We had a conversation about her hair, she’s a really beautiful girl, but there’s this constant bullying that she has been receiving from people, she has a lot of bullying from her peers,” Mather said.
Makers of the Mathers’ new haircut say it’s meant to show that the girls “want to have fun with their hair.”
The girls said they met the Maves over a decade ago after they both started taking classes at the same school in Annapurna, Maryland.
They said Maves, who is a lawyer and was born with her right hand in the back, was bullied as a child.
She started taking the classes as an adult and has since started a full-time salon.
“She was bullied at her school, at home, when she went out and did anything for fun, and she’s just now coming out as a girl,” Maim said.
The Maves said the new haircut will help the girls express themselves in a way that is healthy and not stigmatizing.
Maim said she’s already seen some positive changes in the Maims’ family, who said they’ve gotten more compliments for their hair and are starting to have more children of their own.