Body Hair: How Reclaiming It After 17 Years Increased My Self-Esteem
I’m trading patriarchal conditioning for self-acceptance.
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?”