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The Ginger Project: My Portraits Fight Red-Head Discrimination
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The Ginger Project: My Portraits Fight Red-Head Discrimination

I created a photo series in order to change the common view of red-haired people. They are quite often discriminated against or bullied just because of their natural hair color and unusual features, such as freckles or pale skin.

Redheads, especially kids at school, are having hard times when others are making fun of them or calling them names just because of their ginger hair. That’s why I wanted to show redheads and their unconventional beauty in a portrait photography series called “The Ginger Project”.

I know that “ginger” might be offensive sometimes, but this is the reason I chose this name so that every red-haired person would be able to say “I am ginger” and be proud of it. The beautiful photos aim to change these stereotypes and to show how appealing people are. Also, it encourages everyone to be proud of their uniqueness.

Photos: Gabrielė Gurčiūtė

More info: Facebook

I created this project in order to change the common view about red haired people

They are quite often discriminated or bullied just because of their natural hair color and unusual features

Redheads are having hard times when others are making fun of them or calling them names just because of their hair

That’s why I wanted to show redheads and their beautiful features in a series of portraits called “The Ginger Project”

I know that “ginger” might be offensive sometimes, but this is the reason I chose this name

So that every red-haired person would be able to say “I am ginger” and be proud of it

The project aims to change these stereotypes and to show how beautiful people are

It encourages everyone to be proud of their uniqueness

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DeenaBunyak
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6 years ago

I have always thought red haired people are beautiful. More beautiful than the average person.

AliceK.Klatt
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with you, Deena. Beautiful and unique. In my opinion, they are adored. More discriminated are poorly dressed people, especially kids. And those last are rejected by equals and adults. I think this could be better theme.

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VojtaLabuťák
Community Member
6 years ago

Hello, for someone who want to know... I am the boy on top of this project :)

Jude
Community Member
6 years ago

So, an honest question, Volta - did you experience discrimination and bullying? More than what a child normally experiences growing up since most kids are bullied a little by idiots. I'm asking because I've never known redheads to be bullied. I've got a few red haired friends and 2 red haired nephews and they never were bullied.

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AnjuLavina
Community Member
6 years ago

You should change the title to read 'Red-head' not 'Read-Head' if possible

DebbraWalter
Community Member
6 years ago

Darn! I wish I had caught that. :-) I used to dye my hair red. All the portraits are of sweet faces.

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BerylLudwig
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and to be honest and trying not to sound conceited, but as I was growing up, I was always proud to be a redhead as we said in those days. People loved my hair and I always got many compliments, like "your hair is like spun gold." I am now 60 as of the 24th this month of August and I still have my very long ginger hair and I feel beautiful, and still get many compliments, I have to agree with Alice K Klatt. Those who would be more discriminated against are those who dress poorly.

MusatGregorian
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually I like red haired people very much. Hi, Ron Weasley :)

nathad
Community Member
6 years ago

Diversify your meaning of red head... other ethnicities have the most beautiful red heads and they are not represented at all in this series

Heena Leeio
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally, someone points that out!

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KiraThesloth
Community Member
6 years ago

I've never experienced red hair discrimination in real life. I think it's made up. Sure I've heard jokes and get called red, but no more than I get made fun of for my big butt, all in good humor. Red heads always seem to be like a fantasy for people. We are prized for our copper locks, more than despised for them.

FarginBastiges
Community Member
6 years ago

Newsflash: EVERYBODY gets made fun of at school. Anyone who makes a mistake, anyone who says the wrong thing, wears the wrong thing, thinks the wrong thing. Redheads don't have a monopoly on that.

DaniKim
Community Member
6 years ago

I think that anyone who is perceived as different by the majority of the kids will be made fun of. Be it better grades, quiet personality or perhaps red hair...

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HeleneVeilleux
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeah !

Sonia.Alexandra
Community Member
6 years ago

Ginger is a great color and, nowadays, a lot of people get their har dyed just to have this color. Red haired poeple are, truly, beautiful.

BojanaVitorovic
Community Member
6 years ago

Iam ginger!

BobGilchrist
Community Member
6 years ago

I too have always thought red haired people are beautiful. If they get bullied it is probably envy.

AshH
Community Member
6 years ago

I love Red hair! I've always wanted it! What kind of person would bully someone because of something so beautiful!?

SarahHaws
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always been attracted to redheaded people. Seriously I wish my boyfriend was a red-head so I could have beautiful red-headed babies

RitaBacke
Community Member
6 years ago

Nothing better than red hair. In every color, shade and hue. Lustrous and unique. Proud to be ginger.

ElizabethMolloy
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful. Do you know that all redheads are descended from ... The Vikings! You are all warriors :)

niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

I have 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls. One of my girls is a redhead/ ginger! she was born 2months early, and was quite a fighter. Today at 12 yrs old she's such a little firecracker and unfortunately teased by her siblings for her red hair and being the odd ball of the family. Don't worry, she finds very creative ways to get back at them. We all love her and wish she would love herself!

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

She will as soon as she discovers her unique power, which, at 12, could be any minute.

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CharliEdgems
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish I was a red-head. The gingers are truly beutiful, unique and rare. I'm proud of them :D

MarkusWeiler
Community Member
6 years ago

Listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiEUkYCuvuM

Valentina
Community Member
6 years ago

I always wanted to be read-head! I have freckles and pale skin but my natural hair color is brown :(

Ahcen Boucefar
Community Member
8 months ago

Les garçons roue s'est les plus beaux du mande j'adore

Chris
Community Member
9 months ago

last girl is a fake ginger. no red head is born with those black haired eyebrows

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
1 year ago

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ジャスリ ーブライアン
Community Member
1 year ago

who is the guy in the fifth portrait? anybody know?

ジャスリ ーブライアン
Community Member
1 year ago

i just want to know the name of the guy in the fifth picture.. Anyone know? :))

Kim Webster
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm a natural born red head. Picked on in school over my hair color and skin tone as a child... and teen... now that I'm older i finally appreciate my uniqueness. Glad to be blessed among the 2% of the world and born with this fiery flame inside and out.

Erry Rollins
Community Member
3 years ago

Supported your project by sharing it on a page I manage https://www.facebook.com/gingergingergirls

Marco Agüero
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a red head, and I experienced tons of bullying growing up, to the point that i just hated having freckles and orange hair (I shaved my head all through high school). My experience might have been a little extreme since I'm actually Hispanic. So growing up in a country where red heads are kinda rare, made me an easy target. Now that I'm raising my kids and my son's hair is as orange as orange can be; i feel like those people were just jealous.

blomgren182
Community Member
5 years ago

Cartman would say they have no soul ?

Ponyo Champion
Community Member
6 years ago

I have red hair and people are jealous and want my freckles

George Rozehnal
Community Member
6 years ago

I, on the other hand, find red-heads exceedingly beautiful, attractive and sexy. I spent part of my life trying to find a 'ginger' counterpart to fall in love with, but alas, it was not to be. The one true one I met was spoken for; the rest were very bad dye jobs... Anybody who harasses red-heads is a blind, not seeing, unfeeling monster.

Samuel Jay Brown
Community Member
6 years ago

When did people start bullying redheads!?!? It's like sometimes people just have to discriminate. Red hair is beautiful and rare imagine if those bullies had a redhead children.

Barni Kovacs
Community Member
6 years ago

where is #Ygritte ?

Bella e Juju Girardello
Community Member
6 years ago

I LOVE red hair. So much that I used to die my daughter's hair with henna when she was 4. Mine is too dark. Wish I had red hair myself.

Marika Aeon
Community Member
6 years ago

I can't just imagine which kind of people can hate or discriminate anybody with this color of hair O.o Even if I was a small child I love this color of hair and I was green from envy when I saw anybody with this color of hair .

LindsayLudwig
Community Member
6 years ago

Proud to be ginger!!! My boys have the most beautiful strawberry blonde hair too!!

MelissaAki
Community Member
6 years ago

Only in the last few years did I realize that red-headed people were treated so poorly. This is so messed up.

LaurynSawyer
Community Member
6 years ago

I have brown skin and whenever I see a ginger I think "I wish my hair looked like that". I didn't know that they were bullied for something as small as hair color. I think that red hair is beautiful and anyone that has it should wear it with pride.

JeyErvie
Community Member
6 years ago

what's so weird about them??they're beautiful!!

TerryWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

i have never understood all the hoopla about red heads. they are some of the most beautiful people in the world. i just have to say most people have to be jealous. i wish i were a true red head.

AdaminaStark
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't get it. Why would anyone bully them? I've always been fascinated by redheads (and slighty jealous lol!). The few redheads i've met were hard to look away from. I was capitivated by their rare beauty. I don't even know how to explain it. I am finding it very difficult to get why people would mock them. Some people are just impossible to understand

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't stare into their eyes for more than 3 seconds or their picture will steal your and add it as a freckle to their collection of souls :-P

Jabey
Community Member
6 years ago

Why should we advocate that the beauty is beautiful and not ugly if the beauty is beautiful and lovely by itself?

KatMartindale
Community Member
6 years ago

I was a ginger as a child. My hair darken as I grew up but still have some red highlights. I told my husband I wanted a boy, a girl and a redhead. Our first child is a boy, the second a girl and the third was a red haired boy with blue eyes, pale skin and a dimple. He"s proud to call himself a ginger.

AnnieLaurieBurke
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always felt special because of being a ginger. And I have always identified with cats. I have to agree with Mark Twain, “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”

ArdaBaysallar
Community Member
6 years ago

how is that possible, it is so rare here that people dye their hair to become red- head , also it is so cool as a person I actually like red-head girls. :o

MariaMuntean
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't understand why someone would bully someone else because of hair or skin color. I just find it dumb... I adore redheads. They are very unique and rare. I actually dye my hair copper for 3 years now. It's a beautiful color and the ones who have it naturally should be hella proud of it.

MunizaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago

I never knew red haired people were discriminated on the basis of the colour of their hair! This must be a new kind of discrimination. Next it'll be black hair discrimination or white hair discrimination or having no hair discrimination.....the list of discriminations is endless.

HotaruUchiha
Community Member
6 years ago

I always wanted to have red hair ._. Super pale skin, freckles, light coloured eyes - they are all beautiful and I would love if I'd had them ._.

GabrielAlejandroZorrilla
Community Member
6 years ago

Those eyes... now understand why they suck your soul... :D

JenMijares
Community Member
6 years ago

I always think they have the most beautiful hair..i really don't understand why some people bully them for who they are..

JesikaTesar-Valois
Community Member
6 years ago

I love red hair. I think it's so awful what red heads so entires go through. One time, I colored my hair this color, like a dark strawberry blond light copper. I was mortified at the disgust this one drunk guy had towards me. His remark was just awful..I couldn't even believe it. I think he was sort of a ginger, too. That's the weird part. Be yourselves!

Yesica1993
Community Member
6 years ago

I ADORE red hair! And in all varieties and shades, all the way from strawberry blonde to deep auburn. I don't understand why anyone would look down on it! It's rare, and it's gorgeous!

AlannaLemay
Community Member
6 years ago

I have strawberry blonde hair that eventually darkened into a dark blonde color. When it was noticeably blonde, people would judge my personality as ditsy or slutty. A year ago, i put henna in my hair which has brought back my strawberry blonde coloring that hasn't faded still thankfully. Immediately, people would judge me as prideful or confident. I even received many high fives from random people. I found that lemon juice and keeping my hair healthy keeps the red coloring, and it is the best decision I've had. I think we need to break the blonde profile as people underestimate the participation and brilliance of a person born with blonde hair. Judgement placed on a person in any way including hair, i.e. color, style, shape, texture, should not determine the expected social position or personality of an individual's spirit.

TautvisWolfstyle
Community Member
6 years ago

the last one so beautiful girl...

TerryHartless
Community Member
6 years ago

there is nothing more beautiful then red headed people. i have two second cousins that have hair like the cartoon figure in BRAVE and they are fantastic.

red
Community Member
6 years ago

I have red hair and do not identify as "ginger." Calling someone ginger is another way to objectify and dehumanize people. These are wonderful portraits of people.

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

I am not a ginger. I am a natural redhead. I have never felt any negative vibe because of my hair color. I have had a glorious ride of a life, and I feel my red hair has been a blessing, a trademark, and a bunch of fun.

SarahWhite
Community Member
6 years ago

What about those with naturally red hair that don't have pale skin? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photographs-redheads-of-color_55db9929e4b0a40aa3abf017

SarahWhite
Community Member
6 years ago

But what about the people that have naturally red hair that don't have pale skin? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photographs-redheads-of-color_55db9929e4b0a40aa3abf017

Bunnymama
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish I was ginger ...

DamienDimitri
Community Member
6 years ago

We DO call ourselves Ginger. It's not cool if you do. It's the G-word. lol

Hanna
Community Member
6 years ago

These gingers are stunning!!! Wish I had red hair.

HopeFoster
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome. I'm a ginger, when I was a kid I hated it because I got made fun of. I always had to wear more/stronger sunscreen than all the other kids. I have worse allergies, sensitive skin and dry skin. Kids used to act like they were putting ketchup in my hair because "it's not like I could tell a difference anyway." Kids can be very cruel.

Baked_Potato
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted red hair and freckles, and I am sad to hear that they are often bullied.

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

I do not believe they are and I have years of experience to back that up.

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RckBEst
Community Member
6 years ago

r

RckBEst
Community Member
6 years ago

The real meaning of beautiful is inside the heart and mind of all people, no matter the skin or other physical characteristic everybody is beautiful I hope beautiful will be just a word inside the heart of everyone.

YatHu
Community Member
6 years ago

there's no common view about red-haired people. just like there's no common view about anything that you're born with. the people who go on about others with ___name a difference__ are the ones with the problems, lets focus on that.

DeLeneOppelt
Community Member
6 years ago

I have some beautiful red heads in my family. Love the photos!

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

When I was younger I desperately wanted to be a redhead because of-believe it or not- Ariel XD. oh, and, by the way, great idea ;)

MaryThereseVillafuerte-Barja
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted to be a naturally born red haired person :)

LuciaHewitt
Community Member
6 years ago

Stunning photo's ... I've always found red haired people very striking and captivating!

AngelHill
Community Member
6 years ago

I didn't realise ginger discrimination was a real thing. Like... Why do people find it strange? It's just another hair colour which I think is actually pretty nice. What a strange world we live in.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

To be honest these are some pretty trick in soulless pictures.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

Frickin

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MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

Like, really where's the soul in these pictures? They need a bit more of that soul you know.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

I felt like the pictures were missing soul. They need more inner feeling you know.

DianeBielawa
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do you say red heads have unusual features? I don't agree. Natural red heads are are unique and beautiful and interesting, but I've never found their features any more unusual than any other non red headed person. That was a weird comment. Everyone of your chosen subjects here are very appealing and none seem unusual to me. Nor any other red head I've encountered.

NataliBerg
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for doing this. My whole childhood I was bullied because of my hair.. much love. ♡

NataliBerg
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for doing this. My whole childhood I was bullied because of my hair. Much love ♡

AbbyBezuidenhout
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and proud to be one. I was horribly bullied in primary school,every day was a torment of teasing, name calling and isolation. Nobody wanted to be my friend or sit next to me because they "feared" of getting my germs. It was horrible - I hated going to school. It is amazing how much it knocks a child's confidence. It took me a long time to feel accepted. Looking back on those days, i think it has made me a stronger person today.

ChrisPakalns
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always dreamed to have gf with ginger hair. But there is no ginger girls left out there.

AlyshaBarnes
Community Member
6 years ago

There are too ginger girls out there mr!

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LilyMaeKitty
Community Member
6 years ago

crap, one dang look and they stole my soul

labuel
Community Member
6 years ago

My paternal grand-mother had bright red hair. It was passed down to me in the form of a dark auburn -- more red that brown. I loved it.

SmileyRie
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad to think red-heads are bullied. But in books, they are celebrated as exotic- so many millions of books feature a beautiful red-head

AndraeThompson
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and proud of it, I was bullied as a kid and teased as an adult, but I would never change being a ginger.

IrinaRuu
Community Member
6 years ago

as someone whose hair always turned red during summer, i dyed my hair red several years ago and have been keeping it up. i have to say, the creepers come out for my red more than they've ever come out for any other hair color i've sported. super weird.

AnaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted to be a red-head , I had no ideea that people actually criticize or bully them.

Luspea
Community Member
6 years ago

Is it really still a problem? So many girls dye their hair red those days and both them and natural ones are beautiful

ylloPytterP
Community Member
6 years ago

Things are changing, but so slowly... Look at Bartek Borowiec, famous male model, with long beautiful red hair !

AvaBlack
Community Member
6 years ago

Thomas Knights has been doing the same thing for over 2 years now with his Red Hot project.

HeliaMktb
Community Member
6 years ago

Redheads R cute.

EdwinLesperance
Community Member
6 years ago

I love redheads (gingers) most of all.

Eddie_77
Community Member
6 years ago

all are very nice... especially the girls!

DianeGraf
Community Member
6 years ago

You have accomplished your mission.

ÖzgeIşık
Community Member
6 years ago

Eser Tuncer?????? http://ozgulozgule.c...04/AU3A0094.jpg

ÖzgeIşık
Community Member
6 years ago

Eser Tuncer?????

Joannechrisco
Community Member
6 years ago

I have never noted this descrimination in the states. I married a red-head and have dyed my hair red. The hair product shelves are full of red hair dye.

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

Ginger discrimination?... spare me, kids always make fun of the most different kid. In school I was the only white kid in a school full of hispanics, it was just fun ribbing & people have become so pathetically PC in this world. ...and gingers are just a step above albinos anyway and will burn in the sun

EmmaPeel
Community Member
6 years ago

i absolutely LOVE red hair. i absolutely deplore artificially colored red hair. that is honestly one color that cannot be replicated except in nature.

MarijanaPontoni
Community Member
6 years ago

gingers are for sure among most beautiful natures wonders. just wonderful.

geoffschneider
Community Member
6 years ago

Reminds me of the manufactured discrimination against trans-this or trans-that. What discrimination (except what children practice early in life.) These photographs indicate that people aren't very pleased with their hair color. Deena Bunyak seems to be happy. Use her picture.

JeanneMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

I had no idea that people behaved this way. I've always thought red hair is absolutely beautiful and have always wished my hair was that gorgeous color.

MarkusWeiler
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiEUkYCuvuM

BeatrijsAnckaert
Community Member
6 years ago

Love red hairs! always have and will. Look at the number of people dyeing their hair in red tones!!! :) :)

SBhowmik
Community Member
6 years ago

They are amazingly beautiful and a different work of art by Nature. Everyone should accept them as they are.In India , we too have few red heads(Or Ginger People), however there is hardly any discrimination.

KatarinaAlbijanić
Community Member
6 years ago

They are so beautifuuul! oooh and those freckles

MishkaPhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

Hmmm... almost identical to the artist, Anthea Pokroy and her I Collect Gingers work: As seen at Ted(x): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ObFGpzttk And online: http://www.icollectgingers.com/ Perhaps you should team up?

DawnMoskalyk
Community Member
6 years ago

Where's all the beautiful freckles?

ArkadiuszJankowski
Community Member
6 years ago

Looking at the comments, it seems that the community of BoredPanda is not too smart... lol

NikolayTodorov
Community Member
6 years ago

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Gingers have no Soul !

AnonimousCookie
Community Member
6 years ago

How does hair color affect their soul?

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joemama
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6 years ago

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Gross. Gingervitis is a terrible disease.

SapphireDolphin10
Community Member
5 years ago

Whatever website you got that from is lying,it's full of bs just like you.

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DeenaBunyak
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always thought red haired people are beautiful. More beautiful than the average person.

AliceK.Klatt
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with you, Deena. Beautiful and unique. In my opinion, they are adored. More discriminated are poorly dressed people, especially kids. And those last are rejected by equals and adults. I think this could be better theme.

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VojtaLabuťák
Community Member
6 years ago

Hello, for someone who want to know... I am the boy on top of this project :)

Jude
Community Member
6 years ago

So, an honest question, Volta - did you experience discrimination and bullying? More than what a child normally experiences growing up since most kids are bullied a little by idiots. I'm asking because I've never known redheads to be bullied. I've got a few red haired friends and 2 red haired nephews and they never were bullied.

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AnjuLavina
Community Member
6 years ago

You should change the title to read 'Red-head' not 'Read-Head' if possible

DebbraWalter
Community Member
6 years ago

Darn! I wish I had caught that. :-) I used to dye my hair red. All the portraits are of sweet faces.

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BerylLudwig
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and to be honest and trying not to sound conceited, but as I was growing up, I was always proud to be a redhead as we said in those days. People loved my hair and I always got many compliments, like "your hair is like spun gold." I am now 60 as of the 24th this month of August and I still have my very long ginger hair and I feel beautiful, and still get many compliments, I have to agree with Alice K Klatt. Those who would be more discriminated against are those who dress poorly.

MusatGregorian
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually I like red haired people very much. Hi, Ron Weasley :)

nathad
Community Member
6 years ago

Diversify your meaning of red head... other ethnicities have the most beautiful red heads and they are not represented at all in this series

Heena Leeio
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally, someone points that out!

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KiraThesloth
Community Member
6 years ago

I've never experienced red hair discrimination in real life. I think it's made up. Sure I've heard jokes and get called red, but no more than I get made fun of for my big butt, all in good humor. Red heads always seem to be like a fantasy for people. We are prized for our copper locks, more than despised for them.

FarginBastiges
Community Member
6 years ago

Newsflash: EVERYBODY gets made fun of at school. Anyone who makes a mistake, anyone who says the wrong thing, wears the wrong thing, thinks the wrong thing. Redheads don't have a monopoly on that.

DaniKim
Community Member
6 years ago

I think that anyone who is perceived as different by the majority of the kids will be made fun of. Be it better grades, quiet personality or perhaps red hair...

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HeleneVeilleux
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeah !

Sonia.Alexandra
Community Member
6 years ago

Ginger is a great color and, nowadays, a lot of people get their har dyed just to have this color. Red haired poeple are, truly, beautiful.

BojanaVitorovic
Community Member
6 years ago

Iam ginger!

BobGilchrist
Community Member
6 years ago

I too have always thought red haired people are beautiful. If they get bullied it is probably envy.

AshH
Community Member
6 years ago

I love Red hair! I've always wanted it! What kind of person would bully someone because of something so beautiful!?

SarahHaws
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always been attracted to redheaded people. Seriously I wish my boyfriend was a red-head so I could have beautiful red-headed babies

RitaBacke
Community Member
6 years ago

Nothing better than red hair. In every color, shade and hue. Lustrous and unique. Proud to be ginger.

ElizabethMolloy
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful. Do you know that all redheads are descended from ... The Vikings! You are all warriors :)

niKolsViden
Community Member
6 years ago

I have 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls. One of my girls is a redhead/ ginger! she was born 2months early, and was quite a fighter. Today at 12 yrs old she's such a little firecracker and unfortunately teased by her siblings for her red hair and being the odd ball of the family. Don't worry, she finds very creative ways to get back at them. We all love her and wish she would love herself!

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

She will as soon as she discovers her unique power, which, at 12, could be any minute.

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CharliEdgems
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish I was a red-head. The gingers are truly beutiful, unique and rare. I'm proud of them :D

MarkusWeiler
Community Member
6 years ago

Listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiEUkYCuvuM

Valentina
Community Member
6 years ago

I always wanted to be read-head! I have freckles and pale skin but my natural hair color is brown :(

Ahcen Boucefar
Community Member
8 months ago

Les garçons roue s'est les plus beaux du mande j'adore

Chris
Community Member
9 months ago

last girl is a fake ginger. no red head is born with those black haired eyebrows

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
1 year ago

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ジャスリ ーブライアン
Community Member
1 year ago

who is the guy in the fifth portrait? anybody know?

ジャスリ ーブライアン
Community Member
1 year ago

i just want to know the name of the guy in the fifth picture.. Anyone know? :))

Kim Webster
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm a natural born red head. Picked on in school over my hair color and skin tone as a child... and teen... now that I'm older i finally appreciate my uniqueness. Glad to be blessed among the 2% of the world and born with this fiery flame inside and out.

Erry Rollins
Community Member
3 years ago

Supported your project by sharing it on a page I manage https://www.facebook.com/gingergingergirls

Marco Agüero
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a red head, and I experienced tons of bullying growing up, to the point that i just hated having freckles and orange hair (I shaved my head all through high school). My experience might have been a little extreme since I'm actually Hispanic. So growing up in a country where red heads are kinda rare, made me an easy target. Now that I'm raising my kids and my son's hair is as orange as orange can be; i feel like those people were just jealous.

blomgren182
Community Member
5 years ago

Cartman would say they have no soul ?

Ponyo Champion
Community Member
6 years ago

I have red hair and people are jealous and want my freckles

George Rozehnal
Community Member
6 years ago

I, on the other hand, find red-heads exceedingly beautiful, attractive and sexy. I spent part of my life trying to find a 'ginger' counterpart to fall in love with, but alas, it was not to be. The one true one I met was spoken for; the rest were very bad dye jobs... Anybody who harasses red-heads is a blind, not seeing, unfeeling monster.

Samuel Jay Brown
Community Member
6 years ago

When did people start bullying redheads!?!? It's like sometimes people just have to discriminate. Red hair is beautiful and rare imagine if those bullies had a redhead children.

Barni Kovacs
Community Member
6 years ago

where is #Ygritte ?

Bella e Juju Girardello
Community Member
6 years ago

I LOVE red hair. So much that I used to die my daughter's hair with henna when she was 4. Mine is too dark. Wish I had red hair myself.

Marika Aeon
Community Member
6 years ago

I can't just imagine which kind of people can hate or discriminate anybody with this color of hair O.o Even if I was a small child I love this color of hair and I was green from envy when I saw anybody with this color of hair .

LindsayLudwig
Community Member
6 years ago

Proud to be ginger!!! My boys have the most beautiful strawberry blonde hair too!!

MelissaAki
Community Member
6 years ago

Only in the last few years did I realize that red-headed people were treated so poorly. This is so messed up.

LaurynSawyer
Community Member
6 years ago

I have brown skin and whenever I see a ginger I think "I wish my hair looked like that". I didn't know that they were bullied for something as small as hair color. I think that red hair is beautiful and anyone that has it should wear it with pride.

JeyErvie
Community Member
6 years ago

what's so weird about them??they're beautiful!!

TerryWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

i have never understood all the hoopla about red heads. they are some of the most beautiful people in the world. i just have to say most people have to be jealous. i wish i were a true red head.

AdaminaStark
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't get it. Why would anyone bully them? I've always been fascinated by redheads (and slighty jealous lol!). The few redheads i've met were hard to look away from. I was capitivated by their rare beauty. I don't even know how to explain it. I am finding it very difficult to get why people would mock them. Some people are just impossible to understand

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't stare into their eyes for more than 3 seconds or their picture will steal your and add it as a freckle to their collection of souls :-P

Jabey
Community Member
6 years ago

Why should we advocate that the beauty is beautiful and not ugly if the beauty is beautiful and lovely by itself?

KatMartindale
Community Member
6 years ago

I was a ginger as a child. My hair darken as I grew up but still have some red highlights. I told my husband I wanted a boy, a girl and a redhead. Our first child is a boy, the second a girl and the third was a red haired boy with blue eyes, pale skin and a dimple. He"s proud to call himself a ginger.

AnnieLaurieBurke
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always felt special because of being a ginger. And I have always identified with cats. I have to agree with Mark Twain, “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.”

ArdaBaysallar
Community Member
6 years ago

how is that possible, it is so rare here that people dye their hair to become red- head , also it is so cool as a person I actually like red-head girls. :o

MariaMuntean
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't understand why someone would bully someone else because of hair or skin color. I just find it dumb... I adore redheads. They are very unique and rare. I actually dye my hair copper for 3 years now. It's a beautiful color and the ones who have it naturally should be hella proud of it.

MunizaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago

I never knew red haired people were discriminated on the basis of the colour of their hair! This must be a new kind of discrimination. Next it'll be black hair discrimination or white hair discrimination or having no hair discrimination.....the list of discriminations is endless.

HotaruUchiha
Community Member
6 years ago

I always wanted to have red hair ._. Super pale skin, freckles, light coloured eyes - they are all beautiful and I would love if I'd had them ._.

GabrielAlejandroZorrilla
Community Member
6 years ago

Those eyes... now understand why they suck your soul... :D

JenMijares
Community Member
6 years ago

I always think they have the most beautiful hair..i really don't understand why some people bully them for who they are..

JesikaTesar-Valois
Community Member
6 years ago

I love red hair. I think it's so awful what red heads so entires go through. One time, I colored my hair this color, like a dark strawberry blond light copper. I was mortified at the disgust this one drunk guy had towards me. His remark was just awful..I couldn't even believe it. I think he was sort of a ginger, too. That's the weird part. Be yourselves!

Yesica1993
Community Member
6 years ago

I ADORE red hair! And in all varieties and shades, all the way from strawberry blonde to deep auburn. I don't understand why anyone would look down on it! It's rare, and it's gorgeous!

AlannaLemay
Community Member
6 years ago

I have strawberry blonde hair that eventually darkened into a dark blonde color. When it was noticeably blonde, people would judge my personality as ditsy or slutty. A year ago, i put henna in my hair which has brought back my strawberry blonde coloring that hasn't faded still thankfully. Immediately, people would judge me as prideful or confident. I even received many high fives from random people. I found that lemon juice and keeping my hair healthy keeps the red coloring, and it is the best decision I've had. I think we need to break the blonde profile as people underestimate the participation and brilliance of a person born with blonde hair. Judgement placed on a person in any way including hair, i.e. color, style, shape, texture, should not determine the expected social position or personality of an individual's spirit.

TautvisWolfstyle
Community Member
6 years ago

the last one so beautiful girl...

TerryHartless
Community Member
6 years ago

there is nothing more beautiful then red headed people. i have two second cousins that have hair like the cartoon figure in BRAVE and they are fantastic.

red
Community Member
6 years ago

I have red hair and do not identify as "ginger." Calling someone ginger is another way to objectify and dehumanize people. These are wonderful portraits of people.

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

I am not a ginger. I am a natural redhead. I have never felt any negative vibe because of my hair color. I have had a glorious ride of a life, and I feel my red hair has been a blessing, a trademark, and a bunch of fun.

SarahWhite
Community Member
6 years ago

What about those with naturally red hair that don't have pale skin? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photographs-redheads-of-color_55db9929e4b0a40aa3abf017

SarahWhite
Community Member
6 years ago

But what about the people that have naturally red hair that don't have pale skin? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photographs-redheads-of-color_55db9929e4b0a40aa3abf017

Bunnymama
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish I was ginger ...

DamienDimitri
Community Member
6 years ago

We DO call ourselves Ginger. It's not cool if you do. It's the G-word. lol

Hanna
Community Member
6 years ago

These gingers are stunning!!! Wish I had red hair.

HopeFoster
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome. I'm a ginger, when I was a kid I hated it because I got made fun of. I always had to wear more/stronger sunscreen than all the other kids. I have worse allergies, sensitive skin and dry skin. Kids used to act like they were putting ketchup in my hair because "it's not like I could tell a difference anyway." Kids can be very cruel.

Baked_Potato
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted red hair and freckles, and I am sad to hear that they are often bullied.

VirginiaLlorca
Community Member
6 years ago

I do not believe they are and I have years of experience to back that up.

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RckBEst
Community Member
6 years ago

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RckBEst
Community Member
6 years ago

The real meaning of beautiful is inside the heart and mind of all people, no matter the skin or other physical characteristic everybody is beautiful I hope beautiful will be just a word inside the heart of everyone.

YatHu
Community Member
6 years ago

there's no common view about red-haired people. just like there's no common view about anything that you're born with. the people who go on about others with ___name a difference__ are the ones with the problems, lets focus on that.

DeLeneOppelt
Community Member
6 years ago

I have some beautiful red heads in my family. Love the photos!

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

When I was younger I desperately wanted to be a redhead because of-believe it or not- Ariel XD. oh, and, by the way, great idea ;)

MaryThereseVillafuerte-Barja
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted to be a naturally born red haired person :)

LuciaHewitt
Community Member
6 years ago

Stunning photo's ... I've always found red haired people very striking and captivating!

AngelHill
Community Member
6 years ago

I didn't realise ginger discrimination was a real thing. Like... Why do people find it strange? It's just another hair colour which I think is actually pretty nice. What a strange world we live in.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

To be honest these are some pretty trick in soulless pictures.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

Frickin

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MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

Like, really where's the soul in these pictures? They need a bit more of that soul you know.

MattNoel
Community Member
6 years ago

I felt like the pictures were missing soul. They need more inner feeling you know.

DianeBielawa
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do you say red heads have unusual features? I don't agree. Natural red heads are are unique and beautiful and interesting, but I've never found their features any more unusual than any other non red headed person. That was a weird comment. Everyone of your chosen subjects here are very appealing and none seem unusual to me. Nor any other red head I've encountered.

NataliBerg
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for doing this. My whole childhood I was bullied because of my hair.. much love. ♡

NataliBerg
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for doing this. My whole childhood I was bullied because of my hair. Much love ♡

AbbyBezuidenhout
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and proud to be one. I was horribly bullied in primary school,every day was a torment of teasing, name calling and isolation. Nobody wanted to be my friend or sit next to me because they "feared" of getting my germs. It was horrible - I hated going to school. It is amazing how much it knocks a child's confidence. It took me a long time to feel accepted. Looking back on those days, i think it has made me a stronger person today.

ChrisPakalns
Community Member
6 years ago

I have always dreamed to have gf with ginger hair. But there is no ginger girls left out there.

AlyshaBarnes
Community Member
6 years ago

There are too ginger girls out there mr!

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LilyMaeKitty
Community Member
6 years ago

crap, one dang look and they stole my soul

labuel
Community Member
6 years ago

My paternal grand-mother had bright red hair. It was passed down to me in the form of a dark auburn -- more red that brown. I loved it.

SmileyRie
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad to think red-heads are bullied. But in books, they are celebrated as exotic- so many millions of books feature a beautiful red-head

AndraeThompson
Community Member
6 years ago

I am a ginger and proud of it, I was bullied as a kid and teased as an adult, but I would never change being a ginger.

IrinaRuu
Community Member
6 years ago

as someone whose hair always turned red during summer, i dyed my hair red several years ago and have been keeping it up. i have to say, the creepers come out for my red more than they've ever come out for any other hair color i've sported. super weird.

AnaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

I've always wanted to be a red-head , I had no ideea that people actually criticize or bully them.

Luspea
Community Member
6 years ago

Is it really still a problem? So many girls dye their hair red those days and both them and natural ones are beautiful

ylloPytterP
Community Member
6 years ago

Things are changing, but so slowly... Look at Bartek Borowiec, famous male model, with long beautiful red hair !

AvaBlack
Community Member
6 years ago

Thomas Knights has been doing the same thing for over 2 years now with his Red Hot project.

HeliaMktb
Community Member
6 years ago

Redheads R cute.

EdwinLesperance
Community Member
6 years ago

I love redheads (gingers) most of all.

Eddie_77
Community Member
6 years ago

all are very nice... especially the girls!

DianeGraf
Community Member
6 years ago

You have accomplished your mission.

ÖzgeIşık
Community Member
6 years ago

Eser Tuncer?????? http://ozgulozgule.c...04/AU3A0094.jpg

ÖzgeIşık
Community Member
6 years ago

Eser Tuncer?????

Joannechrisco
Community Member
6 years ago

I have never noted this descrimination in the states. I married a red-head and have dyed my hair red. The hair product shelves are full of red hair dye.

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

Ginger discrimination?... spare me, kids always make fun of the most different kid. In school I was the only white kid in a school full of hispanics, it was just fun ribbing & people have become so pathetically PC in this world. ...and gingers are just a step above albinos anyway and will burn in the sun

EmmaPeel
Community Member
6 years ago

i absolutely LOVE red hair. i absolutely deplore artificially colored red hair. that is honestly one color that cannot be replicated except in nature.

MarijanaPontoni
Community Member
6 years ago

gingers are for sure among most beautiful natures wonders. just wonderful.

geoffschneider
Community Member
6 years ago

Reminds me of the manufactured discrimination against trans-this or trans-that. What discrimination (except what children practice early in life.) These photographs indicate that people aren't very pleased with their hair color. Deena Bunyak seems to be happy. Use her picture.

JeanneMiller
Community Member
6 years ago

I had no idea that people behaved this way. I've always thought red hair is absolutely beautiful and have always wished my hair was that gorgeous color.

MarkusWeiler
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiEUkYCuvuM

BeatrijsAnckaert
Community Member
6 years ago

Love red hairs! always have and will. Look at the number of people dyeing their hair in red tones!!! :) :)

SBhowmik
Community Member
6 years ago

They are amazingly beautiful and a different work of art by Nature. Everyone should accept them as they are.In India , we too have few red heads(Or Ginger People), however there is hardly any discrimination.

KatarinaAlbijanić
Community Member
6 years ago

They are so beautifuuul! oooh and those freckles

MishkaPhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

Hmmm... almost identical to the artist, Anthea Pokroy and her I Collect Gingers work: As seen at Ted(x): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ObFGpzttk And online: http://www.icollectgingers.com/ Perhaps you should team up?

DawnMoskalyk
Community Member
6 years ago

Where's all the beautiful freckles?

ArkadiuszJankowski
Community Member
6 years ago

Looking at the comments, it seems that the community of BoredPanda is not too smart... lol

NikolayTodorov
Community Member
6 years ago

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Gingers have no Soul !

AnonimousCookie
Community Member
6 years ago

How does hair color affect their soul?

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joemama
Community Member
6 years ago

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Gross. Gingervitis is a terrible disease.

SapphireDolphin10
Community Member
5 years ago

Whatever website you got that from is lying,it's full of bs just like you.

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