There are photos of her working out, selfies that highlight her physical changes since she switched up her fitness routine, and snaps of all her favorite eeeeeats. But Mikenas's account also focuses on something women often don't talk about, let alone show on Instagram: body hair. The Indiana-based Instagrammer hasn't shaved her body hair in over a year, and she proudly displays her leg and armpit hair to remind other women that it's OK to let it grow.
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Shaving for women actually exploded in western society during WWI. Since many males were now overseas fighting, the sale of razors fell, so the corporations started marketing razors to women. Source: QuickShave.
In recent years, more and more women have ditched their razors, buoyed in part by body-hair-happy celebritiesbeauty brands, and the rest of us alike taking a definitive stance on body hair. Rihanna posted a selfie showcasing her leg hair, while Billie became the first brand to actually show body hair in a razor ad. Whether they're trying to make a statement or just no longer interested in being "perfectly groomed"—or maybe both—it's working.
By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline. A fitness blogger who gave up shaving more than a year ago has revealed why she decided to let her body hair grow out in an online video. Morgan Mikenas last picked up a razor at the start of and now proudly shares photos of her natural leg and underarm hair on Instagram.
By Radhika Sanghani. Would you ever stop shaving your legs? And the only ones who made it unnatural is the media set to dehumanize women.
It is this which makes the recent popularity of the Hairy Legs Club so refreshing. At a time when women are encouraged to begin the dreaded bikini season diet, a Tumblr blog has emerged which champions natural beauty, while dispelling some of the common myths about what constitutes female beauty. The Hairy Legs club currently taking social media by storm encourages women to post in with snaps of their hairy legs along with positive comments.
Females around the world have taken to publishing pictures of their un-pruned pins across social networking sites. By posting pictures of their unshaven limbs, the supporters are making waves across social media by saying no to waxing or shaving. One online community, called the Hairy Legs Club, encourages ladies to embrace the fuzz and proudly present their growth to the world.
A BRAVE fitness blogger has revealed the result of not shaving her legs for a year — to inspire others to embrace natural beauty. She revealed she had been bullied for her hairy legs in a gym class at school, when she was 11 or 12, and ran home crying to ask her mum if she could learn how to shave. But at the beginning of last year she ditched the razor and hasn't shaved her armpits or legs since.
This is the time of year when razor blades go into overdrive, with many women getting rid of all evidence of body hair as they don shorts and swimsuits for the summer season. So it might surprise you that one of the buzziest blogs right now features women showing off their unshaved limbs. Please note some images on the site are not safe for work.