, yoga teacher, photographer, and mother of two, agrees. In a culture where women are subjected to countless beauty standards and imposed hyperfemininity, short hair can be liberating. "I grew up surrounded only by images of women with long hair and perfect skin and hourglass figures," she says. "You only have to look at the Disney princesses — Ariel in The Little Mermaid
, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin
, Belle in Beauty and the Beast
, Sleeping Beauty — and even now, as my daughter watches these films like Frozen
, and Moana
. They may have come a long way, but they still have tiny waists, massive eyes, and long hair. Where are the idols with short hair? Where are the buzz-cut Barbie dolls?"