I started developing earlier than most girls, and when I was around 9 years old I got my first pubic hair. I didn’t understand what was happening to me so I told my mother and she made me pluck it out. She had me do this for a while until I got my period that same year. Ever since I was young I looked at my body hair as disgusting or abnormal. Guys I’ve been with have told me to shave it or they won’t do anything with me. I’ve been told I’m not clean if I have pubic hair and that no one will want to be with me. I started shaving at a very young age and felt immensely ashamed if anyone saw any hair on my body. I shaved my stomach because I felt that it wasn’t normal to have hair there. But just last year I shaved my head and let all other body hair grow out. I did a full transformation and my view on my body hair has changed dramatically. I don’t shave anything on my body. Every bit of hair is grown out and is what it naturally looks like. I am no longer ashamed to have pubic hair or to have hairy legs when I wear a dress or to wear a tank top when my armpits look like a jungle. My body hair is mine and it is beautiful. I have learned that love shouldn’t be based on the length of my hair or the lack thereof. Who ever decides to love me will love me with or without the natural hair on my body. And if they don’t like it they can leave. I am satisfied with my hair and encourage all women to be at peace with the vulvas that have been given to us.
J. - 18 years old