If you identify as a woman and are reading this article, there’s a good chance you have felt the pressure to keep your body hair shaved throughout your life. One fitness blogger is rejecting those norms and hasn’t shaved her body hair in more than a year.
Morgan Mikenas, who goes by @i_am_morgie on Instagram, uses her social media platform to spread messages of empowerment. Among those messages is her belief that women don’t need to shave their body hair unless they want to.
“If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others,” she wrote in a recent post.
"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty."~Steve Maraboli 🌸✨ Not just woman, but everyone! Imagine if everyone just decided that today was the day they loved themselves and embraced every part of them selves. Accepting and loving your body and your "flaws" because you know they are what makes you who you are. If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others. ✨💝🤘🏼I also just posted a new YouTube video on why I don't shave my body hair and how it helped me(link in bio)☺ #bodypositive #spreadlove #behappy #namaste #hairywomen #healing #healthylifestyle #selfcare #loveyourself #beyourself #bethechange #divine #inspireothers #inspirationalquotes #positivity #goodvibesonly #lifeisbeautiful #hairy #gratitude #weareone #higherconsciousness #freespirit #empowerment #smile #feelgood
Morgan hopes the photos she posts will help normalize female body hair and show the world that there are countless ways to be beautiful.
Morgan previously made a video about her personal decision not to shave — something that she emphasizes is her own choice, as she never wants to shame other women for making their own choices.
“I just hope to make others feel more comfortable by showing my “imperfections,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “Social media only shows the highlights, and it is my goal to be raw/genuine … to show the good and the bad … because the world needs more of that.”
Thank you, Morgan!