I have been wearing a piece for 18 years now. When I was younger I suppose it was less
of an issue or would not attach negative comments in public or the workplace. I am nearly
52 years old and I feel it's time to transition out of wearing hair systems, greying hair and
more streams of negative abuse in the workplace and in public. Whilst abuse of any kind is
never justified, you aren't going to stop random people calling you for whatever reason.
I have been in a repetitive cycle of humiliation in the workplace due to my hair system.
A couple of places I have been able to live with it, either in an office on my own. Work is
tough enough without not feeling comfortable in your own skin all day for fear of being
joked about or ridiculed openly or behind my back.
I am currently in a short term contract so maybe the best time to transition out of the hair
is when this contract finishes? I am not feeling confident enough like you and I don't have
the support of a partner as a single gay man. I have also thought about going on holiday
and getting some colour to make the transition more bearable, although I am not one of these guys who can soak up the rays and have to protect a fair complexion.
Any advice or support would be most welcome