phoenixfloe:

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.

phoenixfloe:

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.

micdotcom:

Photographer uses female body hair to challenge traditional beauty standards

Ben Hopper has recently published a photo series of black and white portraits, each capturing beautiful women bearing armpit hair. Hopper notes on his blog: “Although armpit hair is a natural state, it has become a statement. Why is that? For almost a century we have been brainwashed by the beauty industry, encouraging hair removal.” 

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nymphoninjas:


Hey Ninja and Trouble,
This is the very first time I take this kind of photo of myself. I felt inspired by the stories on your tumblr submissions, and I love body hair - although I don’t have that much.
This is really a big step for me because I’ve spent the last years hating my skinny skinny skinny body, as I would hear people saying how bad I had to gain weight - which I tried really hard. But ultimately I found someone who actually liked me who gave me a different perspective from my body.
I know that’s some shitty photo but I wanted to tell my story. I’m 23 and Brazilian by the way.
Love,
sandroxp

There’s something really captivating about this submission. I think the honesty in the write up is conveyed in the photograph as well. Your budding confidence is evident and it’s very sexy to anyone who sees it. Thanks for taking part in SS and I really like your shorts.

nymphoninjas:

Hey Ninja and Trouble,

This is the very first time I take this kind of photo of myself. I felt inspired by the stories on your tumblr submissions, and I love body hair - although I don’t have that much.

This is really a big step for me because I’ve spent the last years hating my skinny skinny skinny body, as I would hear people saying how bad I had to gain weight - which I tried really hard. But ultimately I found someone who actually liked me who gave me a different perspective from my body.

I know that’s some shitty photo but I wanted to tell my story. I’m 23 and Brazilian by the way.

Love,

sandroxp

There’s something really captivating about this submission. I think the honesty in the write up is conveyed in the photograph as well. Your budding confidence is evident and it’s very sexy to anyone who sees it. Thanks for taking part in SS and I really like your shorts.