My journey with body hair has been a continuous uphill battle since I first began allowing my body hair to exist about 3.5 years ago.
I started this journey in order to come face to face with my insecurities.
Being taught that it was unacceptable and disgusting to have body hair, I have felt a deep, personal shame about it for most of my life.
However, now that I am a healthy adult, I realize that I have been brainwashed to believe that something that grows 100% naturally on my body is somehow unhygienic and needs to be rid of immediately whenever it’s noticeable.
Suffice it to say, I have now seen the light.
I am no longer agreeing to succumb to feeling shame over something that happens to all healthy, mature adults.
The hair on my head is BEAUTIFUL, so why wouldn’t the rest of the hair on my body be considered beautiful? And why is body hair acceptable for a man but not acceptable for a woman? This stigma needs to change and I want to be part of that change.
I want my daughter to grow up in a world where she feels that she has the choice and won’t be raked through the coals for it or made to feel ashamed of it.
Wherever hair grows on our bodies is beautiful and natural. It’s ours. It serves a purpose.