Tara Flood: Green Heads
Here Tara describes a treatment after an outbreak of nits in her dormitory.
TranscriptWe all had to have our heads shaved, heads painted brilliant green, and then these paper caps tied to our heads kind of, you know, like kind of – oh, I can’t – just like kind of writing paper but almost like hand towel paper sort of material, the sort of stuff that they role onto doctor’s examination boards, kind of wrapped round our heads. And then having to go to the Catholic service with – like that, and I just remember sitting there just crying because everyone was – I thought everyone was looking at me because I had a green head. Of course they were.
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