by Ania Upstill
Our title,Too Much Hair, is inspired by a poem by Hone Tuwhare, from an edition illustrated by Ralph Hotere, where God is described as 'A faceless /hermaphrodite /in turns /displaying/ much lovingness/ much stern-ness/ too much hair'. Reading this line made us think about gender diverse people today. Too Much Hair can refer to feminine people who choose not to follow stereotypes and shave; to masculine people who choose to grow their hair long; and to a multitude of other gender expressions. It is also a playful reference to the famous musical Hair. Many of us, at one moment or another, have felt that we've just got too much bloody hair.