A little on my fingers
A little on my toes
A lot below my navel
A lot more down below
Visible on my upper lip
Visible on my chin
Who else feels insecure in the skin that they’re in?
Pluck, shave, wax - it’s a losing battle we just can’t win.
Every bit of hair mercilessly stripped from me,
in an attempt to make myself look less ‘manly’,
to avoid being called names like gorilla girl or chimpanzee.
Finally my skin is now smooth like a newborn baby.
There are plenty of young girls and women around me,
who also feel the pressure to be fuzz-free.
I feel trapped within my own body, not always but occasionally.
It’s not long before I find myself starting to blame media and society,
for sometimes feeling ugly
for sometimes feeling unworthy
for sometimes avoiding intimacy
because of all this ‘undesirable’ hair sprouting from me.
Why do I only feel confident when my body is hair-free?
Why can’t I just embrace being hairy?
Because if I did, trust me
I’d be saving myself a whole lot of time and a whole lot of money.