sdchrismon
S. D. Chrismon
sdchrismon
S. D. Chrismon is a masculine of center writer, Afrofuturist and pop culture junkie.
Apr 27 2018
13

I’m a hairy woman - my father is also really hairy, as was his mother. My own mother’s response to this was to talk about how unattractive my hairiness was without offering any advice/help. Unsurprisingly, I also wound up with a few chemical burns on my face in junior high. I think letting your daughter know about Read more

Apr 27 2018
21

Long term reader of this site (and related sites) and I have never commented, but I had to with this post!!! So good and so so hard to talk about! Also have a similar situation with PCOS, have tried everything, lasers, etc., still the same and is very frustrating. Having to shave every morning is super embarrassing. I Read more

Apr 27 2018
10

I have extremely thick dark hair on my head, and some dark hair on my arms and legs, and scattered very thick dark hairs under my chin. I used to freak about those chin hairs - I would tweeze daily, with a magnifying mirror and a bright light, relentlessly pulling at any sign of growth. I really, really didn’t want Read more

Apr 27 2018
38

I am a furry beast. I grow a pelt on my legs and as I get older now it curls to match my head. I can grow a goatee. The hair on my upper lip (always pretty thick and dark) has been getting longer, darker, coarser and curlier. I “had” to start plucking a few years ago. I also grow chest hair. Long, thin, wispy strands Read more

Apr 27 2018
53

I’m a trans woman, so I am intimately familiar with the struggle of waaaaay too much facial hair. My shaving routine is: use the Kiss My Face line of shaving cream, with a decent new or newish razor. Splash water on your face, the hottest water you can take, then apply the cream. Shave in small areas, being sure to Read more

Apr 27 2018
28

I understand your struggle. I pretty much have a neck beard. Not fine wispy hairs, but thick coarse black hairs being that I’m African American and because I’m fair-skinned are highly visible. Normally I pluck the hairs individually because I’m terrible at waxing. It takes about 30 mins to an hour. If I have a lot of Read more

Apr 27 2018
11

I have patchy facial hair. It grows on my upper lip and under my chin. A lovely moustache and neck beard. I’m lucky that it’s blonde and harder to see until it’s fully *there*, but I can feel it as it’s growing in and I don’t like how it feels. I shave it every other day to minimize the irritation and so I can apply Read more

Apr 12 2018
3

Thank you for giving me a term to describe myself. I am not feminine, tho I am feminist. I am not a man, but I am narrowly a woman. MoC.

Apr 12 2018
3

I just want to thank you for writing this. I’m a butch, albeit a white one who hasn’t been sexually assaulted. I saw multiple comments and think pieces during the height of the “Me Too” hashtag that talked about “femmes who have been assaulted” and “centering femme voices” and suchlike, and it was so upsetting to me. Read more

Apr 12 2018
6

Thank you for writing this. Although your experiences are different than mine, as a transgender man that has been sexually assaulted, they are also so damn familiar. Read more

Apr 12 2018
2

Thank you so much for adding your voice and perspective to the conversation. I wish you continued healing.

Apr 12 2018
13

Thank you for writing this, I’m so glad I found it. As a cis gender woman who naturally looks very feminine (breasts run in the family), but is also tall and broad shouldered and has worked in several “macho” fields (hazardous waste, industrial construction) I encounter reactions from confusion to anger to fear when Read more