In this time and generation, an increasing number of people have started to make a move in the hopes of breaking the societal norms of beauty.
Majority of women, for instance, tend to feel conscious of their body hair, so they do different things to remove it.
A fitness blogger named Morgan Mikenas, on the other hand, decided to completely stop shaving her body hair to change the way she perceives her own beauty. She started it in 2016, and she has been firm on her decision for over a year now.
Morgan even posted a video about it on YouTube called “Why I Don’t Shave” to explain the reason behind her bold decision. “I haven’t shaved my legs for over a year, and I will never go back. The purpose of this video is not to shame people who do shave, I just want to speak on how it’s helped me become more comfortable within myself, and maybe inspire others to do something that makes them feel confident,” she wrote on her video’s description.
She made waves on social media for not shaving and has also received both supportive and hateful comments.
“I stopped shaving because it was an inconvenience. It’s pointless. I feel like it’s an act of submission to the male-dominated culture we live in. I want to mindfully make decisions for myself, and make choices that serve my purpose. Shaving my legs makes me feel powerless. When you make decisions for others, specifically a decision that will make others see you a certain way, a way that culture has designed as ‘sexy and beautiful’, you lose your power,” Morgan said in an interview with i-D magazine.