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Meet our charity partners

Meet our charity partners

As part of our diversity and anti-bullying initiative, Red Hot has had the opportunity to work with different charities throughout the years to raise vital funds for causes such as HIV or testicular cancer. Thanks to the continuous support of our audience, who contributed to these causes by purchasing our charity calendars, we've managed to raise over £70,000 for our charity partners. Keep on reading to learn more about the organizations we've recently worked with and ways to get involved.   Super Gingers 2022 x The Terrence Higgins Trust For the Super Gingers 2022 calendar, we partnered up with the Terrence...

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Interview with Thomas Knights - Red Hot 100

Interview with Thomas Knights

by Colin Gentry Where did the inspiration for RED HOT come from? Being a redheaded male myself, it’s close to my heart and a very personal project. It amazed me how our western culture holds redheaded women to such high regard, almost the “ultimate” female, and redheaded males in such low esteem, emasculated and de-sexualised in film and TV and literature. I don’t think any other hair colour has this polarised opinion between genders. If you think about it, there are hardly any Hollywood leading men with ginger hair, and no superheroes or action stars. Actually, it’s almost laughable to...

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A Natural History of the Redhead - Red Hot 100

A Natural History of the Redhead

I am a woman with red hair, and by and large that has always worked 
out pretty well for me. I wasn’t bullied as a child (protected, I suspect, 
by the redhead’s reputation for a violent temper); as I grew older, I
got used to being told my red hair was beautiful, that it meant people
remembered me. I learned to tolerate, when younger, complete strangers
coming up to me to comment upon or even stroke my hair—an
experience common to many redheads, I discover. I came to an early
understanding of how good looks are public property—something the
RED HOT 100 themselves will be familiar with, too—and how hair colour
is both so very personal, yet—whether we like it or not—entirely
public. In my case, the world’s reaction towards my red hair has been to
my advantage. But this whole paragraph might have been worded very
differently had I been born redheaded, but a boy.
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