body hair

The body hair positivity movement encourages people to examine societal norms and biases.
"How could there be yet another beauty standard — especially for a concealed body part — to add to the already overwhelming list of superficial ideals?"
“Part of the appeal of having pit hair is that it makes me attractive to the people I actually want to be attractive to.”
Shaving, waxing and other hair removal methods each come with their own rumours. It's time to put them to rest.
Body hair is political. It’s also social and cultural. For some women – particularly trans women – the absence or presence of body hair can even be a safety issue. Messaging around body hair is insidious and the policing can begin at a young age, perpetuating narrow beauty standards and an even narrower understanding of gender identity.
Inspired by Gavin & Stacey's Nessa to ditch the razor in January? Here's all you need to know.