I remember turning 13, hitting puberty, and discovering the wonder that is body hair. Like everyone else, I went from smooth skin to having hair on my face, in my armpits, covering my legs, etc. I hated it! I had hair on my head and suddenly there was hair everywhere. I remember the first time I shaved my pits. I remember it because my older sister showed me how, and later, when I told my mom, she said, "I wish you hadn't done that, because now it will become a necessity.
I went a year without shaving. Here’s what I learned about myself, my body, and my relationship.
I Haven’t Shaved My Legs in Six Months and Here’s What I've Learned | Her Campus
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! I stopped shaving my legs. What now? I unintentionally stopped shaving my legs below the knees, and now I don't want to start again. How long will it be before the dark, sharp leg hair goes away, if it does?
I Haven’t Shaved My Legs in Six Months and Here’s What I've Learned
Michael E. I was standing on my front porch in a pair of shorts. My mother had shown up unannounced, which is not unusual, and was telling me some story. But then she looked at my legs, and my face went hot. The corners of her mouth inverted.
In December , I was gearing up to go to treatment in Florida after 8 years of living in the eating disorder cycle. In my mind, I had this notion that rehab was gonna be this all-knowing descent into radical self realization. Someone told me once that I needed to create boundaries in my advocacy work or I would get burned out and be of no help to anyone, least of all myself.