When the word “grinch” first appeared on a woman’s Twitter feed, it made me want to jump out of a plane, or into a volcano.
It reminded me of the way a small, but vocal minority of women use the word as a slur.
Women are not just the targets of the “grins,” they are the targets, too.
I have yet to see a single tweet of me being a griffin, even as I’ve spent a significant part of my life in the industry.
While the term “griffin” is often used as a punchline in jokes, it is also an accurate description of women who use it as a term of abuse, even in its most benign form.
I’ve seen it used in a way that is degrading, dehumanizing, and offensive.
When I was first told that I had the distinction of being a woman who wore grins, my eyes rolled, and I didn’t think I would be able to take it anymore.
In the end, I am glad I don’t wear them.
I don´t want to be a grumpy old lady with a grins and a voice like the Grinch from the movies.
I just want to wear clothes that I feel comfortable in, like a pair of jeans, or a sweater.
I don’t want to just dress up as a grifter.
I want to feel confident in my own clothing choices, and that means dressing up as one of the many grifters in the world, like the grinch I saw at the airport.
I wanted to know how it felt to be one.
It took me several weeks of research and a few sleepless nights to find a gritting-free way to wear my grins.
After some research, I learned that it was actually incredibly simple to create a “Grinch” costume, and you don’t need to be an expert at the craft to make one.
This is how you can make your own gritting grinch costume.