Fran Fisher, a REDHEAD, is recognized as a highly experienced executive coach, a pioneer and visionary leader in her field, an international speaker, and published author. (www.franfisher-coach.com) . Not only that, she’s a ginger with an attitude. Fran and Anne met at a woman’s luncheon where Anne was introduced to a bevy of professional women business owners as the photographer who wears one black shoe and one white shoe. (More about that later) Everyone laughed.
On a lookout for redheads, Anne called Fran a few weeks later to become a player in Anne’s Redheads and More Redheads book project. Fran was delighted to join Anne’s collection of Redheads.
Each redhead participant is photographed and interviewed. The following is a snippet from the interview and one of Fran’s photos from the shoot.
INTERVIEW SNIPPET #1
Anne: Were you ever teased when you were young?
Fran: Oh, unmercifully! Oh, my goodness yes! Oh, nicknames, Pinky, Red, Spots and the latest one was Gingy, which was new for me! That was from an Israeli man. I'd never heard that before.
Anne: Were there any other nick names?
Fran: Yep, there was carrot top, redheaded rooster and redheaded woodpecker. Those were prevalent in my elementary school days in second and third grade. Spots, referred to the freckles. Those were the big ones.
You know, Anne, I was thinking about this and my first recollection was how I hated the nicknames. They hurt my feelings but I realized there's actually some truth underneath the names. I pretended that I hated it. The truth was I couldn't admit to anyone and even to myself. I loved getting the attention, you know!
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