“Like Shirley to Laverne, or Marcie to Peppermint Patty, I had always been the sensible brunette friend.”
Joyland is happy to announce our first non-fiction piece today, “The Blond Inside of Me” by our own Emily Schultz. First published in Elle, the essay details how, after a lifetime struggle as a hair outsider, Schultz turned blond for four months and entered an unsettling odyssey of identity.
For more information on submitting non-fiction to Joyland, please see our submission guidelines.

“Like Shirley to Laverne, or Marcie to Peppermint Patty, I had always been the sensible brunette friend.”

Joyland is happy to announce our first non-fiction piece today, “The Blond Inside of Me by our own Emily Schultz. First published in Elle, the essay details how, after a lifetime struggle as a hair outsider, Schultz turned blond for four months and entered an unsettling odyssey of identity.

For more information on submitting non-fiction to Joyland, please see our submission guidelines.