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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kanye West is still on Twitter acting a damn fool, and we really need to have an honest discussion about it.
Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission who was one of only two people to vote in favor…
The FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s office, home and New York City hotel room apparently have Donald Trump’s lawyers so…
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.
Thank you for sharing your story. I know it will help a lot of people.
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
Thank you so much for adding your voice and perspective to the conversation. I wish you continued healing.
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