I often feel that society expects women to have smooth legs and armpits, and it is almost controversial to let your hair grow in these places. I have heard of people in the service industry being told to trim themselves because of customer complaints, which would never be asked of a man.
I think it is time to make a stand and become a ‘March Hair’. I will not be shaving any part of my body during March and will hopefully feel empowered and confident with my new furry fur.
The social stigma that women receive for having leg hair is bad in the UK. But the stigma surrounding disability in West Africa can be extreme.
I will be supporting Legs4Africa as they help amputees in West Africa to acquire prosthetic legs, find community support and help quash the stigma that disabled people receive. I will know that the hair growth on my legs will be helping people that cannot grow hair on at least one of their legs.
I hope you lot support me, or even better do it with me and help support Legs4Africa too!