I’m still, years after ceasing to practice body hair removal, astounded by the length and patterning of my breast and chest hair. It feels strange to have breasts that look and feel unlike any other breasts I’ve ever seen in my life. It still amazes me just how hairy I actually am. It is a source of excitement and comfort for me now, when for many years, it was a source of aggravation and shame. It’s an incredible feeling to have completely redefined and transformed my perception of beauty and my perception of my own body as a result. As I did, I found myself being more attracted to a wider spectrum of individuals. I found my heart opening to the diversity in the world and the incredible beauty associated with every facet. I feel like I grow to accept, embrace, and love my body more and more as time goes on. With that love has come a heightened sense of self respect and desire to treat myself and, in turn others, with more loving kindness. It has lit within me a warm, glowing blaze - a light that illuminates my own inner strength, ability to heal, and appetite for life, in general, and has visible positive impact on the lives of those around me. I feel eternally blessed to have been born with this difference that has so encouraged me to think about the world from a great many differing and often opposing perspectives and has instilled within me a vastly deep appreciation and passion for diversity, body positivity, and equality in general.