Scotland: Gingers by Kieran Dodds

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Louise Brennan, 25, stay at home mother, Edinburgh.<br />
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I never say ginger- not because its bad- but I say red or auburn.  <br />
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People love my hair, they always comment.  People in my family, as I am the only one in the family, everyone is quite dark.  Dad was pretty fiery in his day but has more grey and the colour has become muted.  I have had blonde highlights, historically, but I don't think any girl is completely happy with their hair.  But I am going back to nature, back to the truth.  <br />
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One other girl and one boy out of 80 at school. I was never bullied for it.<br />
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I don’t feel like I am amazing cause I have ginger hair.  At a dog show when I was 14 or 15 I was more self conscious after an auntie said she could see me in the crowd and I got really annoyed. I dont think about it that much.  Definitely noticed I had it and mum was always quite proud.<br />
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I can be very mellow and rational.  My sister can be fiery too and she doesn't have red hair. People with ginger need more anaesthetic but I had a baby and it was pretty sore but I could deal with it.  I do have a good threshold for pain with gas and air. <br />
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People asked if Martha [my daughter] will have red hair, people kept saying that, i think they meant it in a nice way.  its so rare and my husband is English and its more unique. Martha doesnt have any.  <br />
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I feel happy about it but know it comes with a tag. <br />
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Either you’ve got it or you don’t.