Once upon a time, I created a blog for redheads with my friend Tommy. He’s a redhead, like me, and one of my very favorite people. This was one of the early doodles I made for the site, based off of a conversation we had about people making fun of our hair.
Among many of the nicknames I was given growing up, carrot top was definitely one of them. I never understood it, though. My hair wasn’t green…
I was more aptly called French Fry With Ketchup On Top, Little Orphan Annie, and Ginger, though. (The latter clearly stuck.)
What were some of the things you were called growing up? Don’t be shy, this is a SAFE PLACE.