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The only times I shaved was when other people would see my leg hair. Now I will just show it off to society I guess. Gonna buy a capri jeans soon, can't wait to see te response of my sexist relatives who luckely live far away!

(Just wanted to post this out of excitement lol hope this can inspire some other women this summer!)

The only times I shaved was when other people would see my leg hair. Now I will just show it off to society I guess. Gonna buy a capri jeans soon, can't wait to see te response of my sexist relatives who luckely live far away! (Just wanted to post this out of excitement lol hope this can inspire some other women this summer!)

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[–] InvisibleWoman 16 points (+16|-0)

It WILL change. I've had my body hair for a few years now, around 4-5? I LOVE it. I love the way it feels and I love the way it looks. It's totally possible to ignore those standards. I used to hate how it looks and couldn't look at my leg hair without feeling gross but now I look at them in the sun sometimes and just feel happy that they're there, protecting me. It's a part of my feminine body and a part of what makes me a woman, a human, a mammal even. It feels really good to embrace it. Define your own beautiful, mine is a feeling of being at home in my body and not at permanent odds.

[–] f_by_nature 7 points (+7|-0)

thank you for this - it's really nice to read. I've not shaved my legs for years now either, but I still struggle to look at them sometimes - without tights and underneath a knee-length skirt/dress, they sometimes jarr a little in the mirror. (My leg hair is pretty thick and dark.) There are some outfits it looks genuinely great with though! Especially with boots at the bottom! And there's no way I can go back to shaving now, being able to sit and idly ruffle the hairs is oddly soothing. I love the patterns it develops when I've not worn trousers for a day or two so they've not been squashed.

being able to sit and idly ruffle the hairs is oddly soothing.

Yes!! I love to idly ruffle and play with the hair on my body. A little gesture of self-love.

[–] InvisibleWoman 2 points (+2|-0)

That's great! I love the free flow of hair too. I get sad in winter because I'm always wearing tights and they're all messed up. I've found that getting out of my comfort zone and wearing shorts and skirts more despite my fears helped eventually because I just got used to the look of it, but of course the social response is still there. I've decided to look at it with humour because I see that some people are genuinely bothered by it and it makes me wonder if they don't have something better to worry about than some random hairy woman on the train. My leg hair is sooooo scary! Only kids ever ask me questions though. My favourite is when they get wide eyed and whisper something to their mothers, the mothers glance at me and then tell the kid to shut up. Makes my day!

I wish we lived in a world where it was more acceptable. Some 30 years ago in my country of origin, women were hairy as can be and there's plenty of album covers and celebrities of the time to attest to the fact. Maybe we'll see the trend start again. I hope so at least