A little personal question here.
How often do you shave your armpits? What about your arms or legs? What about your chin? Well, I think it’s enough to say that women aren’t as hairless and smooth as men like them to be. We experience hair in areas that men didn’t think we could. But because the society today expects women to be smooth as a newborn baby, due to this society, a large majority of us make it our job to maintain our body hair. But what about facial hair? Well as taboo as it seems, a female facial is a very common appearance then people think.
Today there is a health awareness campaign called “We Can Face It” which is to try breaking the negative image of facial hair. There are different reasons for facial hair such as health conditions or genetics. There are also women that experience increase of hair on their face and chest during pregnancy period due to hormones levels going haywire.
But now there is a new trend appearing where more women are embracing their facial hair, and they’re getting very positive responses.The 27-year-old Harnaam Kaur, who is one of the women leading this movement, is also a model, Instagram celebrity, and a life coach.
Harnaam first noticed the growth of hair on her face, arms and chest when she was aged 11.She later discovered this was due to polycystic ovary syndrome which causes women to develop excess levels of male hormones.
She was constantly picked on at school and started to wax and shave all the hair she was developing. At age 16, she joined a religion that forbid
s removing body hair, SiKh. Even though the Sikh doesn’t exist anymore, she maintained her hair and believed that women need to try to accept their differences. She achieved the Guinness World Record for being the youngest female with a full beard in 2016. She hopes that this act can inspire other women to grow confident.
Rose Geil from Oregon is joining this meaningful movement. She states that growing her beard has made her feel sexier and feminine. In Geil’s Youtube video she states “I feel feminine since I’ve grown my beard and it has very little to do with physical appearance it’s all about my attitude giving myself the freedom to be exactly who I am, because of that I feel womanly, I feel sexy.”
For 20 years Geil has been dealing with her hair but eventually decided to stay natural. Through social media, Geil met other women with beards which helped her gain confidence and acceptance for herself.
She was very surprised to find a large amount of acceptance and inspiration she received from her friends and family. In public, there are the few occasions people who mistake her for a man. But mostly she has people praising her confidence and acceptance.
Should everyone follow this trend? What do you think? Please share your ideas with us!