You probably already know this, but in case you haven’t heard it recently, I would just like to remind you that your appearance has nothing to do with how professional and capable you are.
I’m going to keep things short today, because it’s not rocket science – I don’t give a fuck if you have tattoos or pink hair, and your employer shouldn’t either.
Slowly but surely, our society is realizing that our bodies are ours and using them for creative expression doesn’t actually impact our ability to be a top-notch employee.
But we still have a ways to go.
Sure, think about who you are and what you want to communicate with your appearance. But if you really want something for yourself and your look, and you think, “I can’t” because of how it’ll affect you in the workforce – well, sounds like you just have an opportunity to be such a shining example of the rockstar that you are that you get to change someone’s mind about their judgments and assumptions.