An Open Letter to the Colour Pink: Reflections on Learned Femininity

Artist/Model Credit: Cheryl Chan | IG: @cherylchansays

Dear Pink,

I once thought you a curse upon humanity, guardian of all seven circles of Hell. At age three, you had me spilling out of frilly dresses like half-melted strawberry ice cream. At six, my parents used you to teach me how to be docile, conciliatory, palatable — and in my mind, boring. You were a symbol of appropriate, immaculate…