By Marisa Dellatto. February 17, am Updated February 17, am. For years, Calixte-Bea felt extremely insecure and depressed, even suicidal at times. The artist would break out the razor if even one hair broke through. It was more hassle than it was worth. But in May , enough was enough.
‘I feel liberated’: the women celebrating their body hair
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For every part of me that wants to keep it long as an F-you to what feel like unfair beauty standards, another part — the one that grew up in the 90s and early aughts and was raised on mainstream teen magazines — feels best when I shave it off. I also learned that a lot more women have body hair than is represented in the media, and that I wanted to change that. And celebrating a wider variety of choices seems like an important step in achieving that. So I asked four women who let their body hair grow free to show me what it looks like and tell me what it feels like to write their own beauty rules. Their answers were nothing short of hopeful.
Woman embraces hairy chest: I finally feel sexy
Esther Calixte-Bea has ditched the razor and is embracing her natural body hair after spending years causing herself pain removing it from all over - including on her chest. A young woman has shared her joy after finally learning to accept her "very hairy" self. Esther Calixte-Bea, from Montreal, Canada, has decided to ditch her razor and embrace the hair all over her body - which has previously left her feeling depressed and at times, even suicidal.
For the past month, women around the world have been celebrating the joys of ditching hair-removal products as part of a campaign called Januhairy. Here, they share their stories. T hings have come a long way since , when the actor Julia Roberts hit headlines globally for wearing a dress that exposed her unshaven armpits. Brands are cottoning on, too. Last year, Nike and No7 ran advertisements with models showing body hair underarms and upper lip respectively.