BODY SHAMING & THE PRESSURE TO SHAVE - FOR ELEPHANT JOURNAL
Published February 6th, 2017: You Have Hair Where?—Body Shaming & the Pressure to Shave.
My third article published on Elephant Journal has over 2800 unique views and reflects on the reasons why we choose to submit to various grooming habits, and the larger conversation of societal pressures and patriarchal demands on the female body.
You can read an excerpt below.
Why does anyone care what my armpits look like? My pubes? Why do I care about anything other than feeling comfortable?
I like to believe that we are on the path toward a world where everyone is given the freedom to be themselves, however that manifests for us.
And maybe a bunch of women running around with hairy armpits to make the point that body hair doesn’t matter and we are free to choose, is the step we need right now toward more freedom for all of us.