Just watched Fuck off, I’m a hairy woman! with Shazia Mirza and am currently loving my very hairy legs!
(an image from My Thought For The Day blog)
I want to see the beauty in everything, it’s one of my ideals/the things I strive for and I don’t think hairy woman are unsexy… The stigma around a hairy chick is that she doesn’t take care of herself/is an activist/is a feminist/is a lesbian/is unhygienic. And all of these are lumped together in the negative. Being an activist/feminist/lesbian is not a bad thing, nor are they all the same thing! On the other-hand not taking care of yourself is a bad thing, but not shaving your pits doesn’t mean you aren’t taking care of yourself; I have to wash my hair everyday because it gets really greasy and nasty if I don’t, my mum washes her once every few days because her hair doesn’t need washed as frequently, but that doesn’t mean she takes less care of herself than I do. Also, how can not shaving be unhygienic!? It grows their naturally! And it grows to protect the sensitive areas from bacteria, and being too clean can be exactly the opposite of hygenic.
This show was perhaps just a start to making body hair more acceptable, but at least we are starting somewhere.
(beautiful street art celebrating feminine hairy parts by Sandrine Boulet)
I’m generally quite an unconfident person and have never quite been body loving, but I’m slowly getting there. I’ve always been of the opinion that fashion/skinny dying models/”women’s” magazines/and all of that bollocks doesn’t matter to me, but when it’s shoved at me everywhere it’s difficult to ignore “the perfect woman” that I’m expected to be. Actually that was one of the things that shocked me on the programme, I always assumed this lack of hair was a modern thing but when Shazia went around the art gallery looking at ancient hairless chicks in the art I realized the hairless beauty has been around forever! It makes me want to go and paint a hairy naked chick. I quite liked the idea that the artist (I forget her named) in the show was trying to get across with her hairy lingerie, but unfortunately I don’t think the actual pieces she did were quite well done enough to put the sexy image across, but I guess it was all in the idea, which if you “get” art was fine but as a message that needs to spread out into the world us hairy fuckers need to start showing the fuzzy sexiness in beautiful ways and make it appealing… I don’t have all the answers to how to do this but I’m sure some creative people will manage!
I’d love to hear anybodies thoughts on hairy women… so drop a comment or send me links to your blogs. Beauty is my ideal and any ideas on it are good ideas so get in touch! Tweet me @chloehenderson9 #hairychicks
And get hairy!!!
I will leave you with a proud hairy awesome woman and her beautiful Map of Tasmania