Jan. 9th, 2014

Beards

Jan. 9th, 2014 11:25 pm
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I've got a lady beard. I've had it since I was in my late twenties, 'bout the time my body decided to develop an auto-immune disease where it hates my thyroid gland, and tried to kill me in the process. So, you know, my hormones are goofed up.

Anyway, I've got a lady beard. I shave it, maybe once a week, because it doesn't grow in like a cool beard, or even a beard at all. It's just this sparse scrubland of slightly darker hairs on my jawline right below my ears, and a little thing on my chin. You might not even notice it, if we were hanging out. But it makes my skin itchy, and I feel it when I put my hands there, and I get sad about it, 'cause I'm not smooth and peach-down like other girls are.

I shave it, 'cause bleaching and depilatories give my over-sensitive skin chemical burns. I get my eyebrows waxed professionally (I have crazy dark, profilic brows) once every six or eight weeks, but I can't let my face go that long. So, I get really nice shaving lotion and face creme, and I have a membership to the Dollar Shave Club with Gavin, and I make a ritual out of that junk. We'd shave together, but our bathroom is too small.

I was thinking today: I quit shaving my legs ages ago. I trim my other body hair, but I don't shave it. Just my face, because I consider it unsightly, even though I think the rest of my body hair is fine and I like it. And I love beards, but I really don't like my own facial hair.

Weird.


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