** TRIGGER WARNING for Trichotillomania/hair-pulling**
How do you feel about shaving? Waxing? Hair removal cream? Plucking?
- Do you enjoy having smooth legs and/or armpits?
- Do you feel pressured into removing hair, by family, friends, or media representations of flawlessly smooth limbs?
- Or do you feel shamed into not shaving by people who insist that you shouldn’t do it?
- Do you feel judged for shaving/not shaving? Do you feel that you really have a choice?
We’re hoping to put together some quotes (from people of all genders) about experiences with body hair and hair-removal, for a stall we’re hosting at the Peaches Party on Saturday 27th June – and possibly for inclusion in a zine.
The aim of the endeavour is to get a broad range of opinions and experiences, with the overall message that personal choice is what matters, whether that choice is to remove some hair, all hair, or no hair. We’ve no intention of shaming anyone for the choices they make, or choices they feel that they don’t have.
If you’re happy to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with us, we’d love to read them! Please post in the comments here, on our Twitter feed with the hashtag #hairysubject, or in a private message to our Facebook group. Please be aware that we might use your quote on a poster or in a zine – and if you’d like us to use your quote without including your online name, just let us know.