Ellen de Bruin has joined — indeed, become the first member of — the Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Science Journalists (LFFFHCfSJ), the newest sibling club of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:
I am a science journalist at the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, writing mainly about social sciences, human behavior, and weird things. Hair conditioner has changed my life, though not necessarily visibly so. When my first book Dutch Women Don’t Get Depressed came out in 2007, a columnist of The Independent on Sunday, a British newspaper, stated: ‘De Bruin is scruffy-looking with no hair style […] With respect, how many of us wish to be Dutch?’ Scruffy, that’s very sweet, but of course I do prefer the word ‘luxuriant’.
Ellen de Bruin, LFFFHCfSJ
Amsterdam, The Netherlands