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Time For A Change

February 6, 2023

Remember how I was growing out my hair (letting it go grey) because I was sick of dyeing it, and the girl at the salon said it would take a year to accomplish, “use purple shampoo,” blah blah blah?

After the past month that I’ve had, I decided that while my body feels like it’s 56-going-on-ONE HUNDRED, I don’t need to look old as well.

So, in between the doctor appointments and “attacks,” I tootled in to the hairdresser’s, plopped down in her chair, and said, “Dye it. ASAP.”

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.