I've been collecting pictures of gray-haired and white-haired women who wear their natural color with aplomb. They are style heroines to me and my gray-haired self. All photos were taken in New York City, many at labor union events.
A member of DC 37, the municipal labor union for New York City Workers.
The complicated braids belong to Flora Hamlett, a retired teacher from Essex County, N.Y.
Chiropractor Maria Kennedy. Magic hands.
Public school art teacher and painter Pearl Lau.
Photographer Marla Maritzer.
A woman watching the African-American Day Parade in Harlem.
Retired teacher Carole Allen.
Susan Fox, Administration for Children's Services.
Susan Morris, arts consultant, friend and neighbor
Silversmith (and my sister) Maureen Banner. She made the earrings.
Retired potter Edna Arnow. From her 30s to her 90s, my Mom showed off the gray and looked good in it. Because of that, my own transformation beginning in my 30s was fine with me.