For most of us, regardless if you are male or female, shaving is a regular part of life. The body parts we shave on a regular basis differ depending on gender, but we all understand the pain of buying overpriced razors and spending hours on end shaving each year. Western beauty norms pretty much demand women shave their armpits and legs--or else prepare for big eyes and endless stares. One popular fitness blogger is trying to challenge these norms.
Meet Morgan Mikenas, a fitness blogger with over 36,000 Instagram followers, on a mission to promote natural beauty—sans razors. Morgan explained in a recent video posted to YouTube, “I’m not trying to make all of humanity stop shaving their armpits and leg hair anymore. I just want to inspire others [to do] what works for you, what makes you feel the most comfortable.”
Morgan decided to give up shaving because she said it takes a lot of time. She also wanted to face some demons from her past, she explains how she was bullied in gym class for having hairy legs when she was 11 or 12.
Morgan said her boyfriend thinks she looks beautiful regardless if she’s clean shaven or hairy.
“I think it’s unfair that people think they have to be in this culture norm. Just do whatever makes you feel good,” Morgan said.
“I want everybody to not feel ashamed of themselves.”
Morgan says she has given up shaving for good, she explains why in the video below. At the time of writing this, it has been viewed over 320,000 times.