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Body Hair: How Reclaiming It After 17 Years Increased My Self-Esteem

I’m trading patriarchal conditioning for self-acceptance.

Photo Credit: Unsplash, Bruce Mars

At 11 years old, I started shaving my legs and armpits. Though I noticed grown women had smooth legs, I grew determined to start shaving when my adult uncle said: “Eww, women don’t have hairy legs. That’s gross. When are you going to start shaving?”

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Alice Crady

Alice Crady

☀️ I support self-actualization journeys with personal insights, research, and empathetic advice ❤️ Covering #minimalism #feminism #abuserecovery