"I stopped shaving only last summer, but I'd been doing it since I was 9 or 10. For me, the decision was a combination of embracing body positivity and shaving just being a lot of work, but I know it's hard to see it that simply when you're going through puberty and you feel like the most awkward human in the world.
"My body hair is part of who I am, and it makes me feel strong and beautiful and powerful. I can have hairy armpits or legs and also do things to the best of my ability and be the best version of myself, and be glamorous and dressed up and wear makeup if I want to. Shaving for women really only became a thing because companies wanted to sell razors to more people, and that seems like a ridiculous reason for us to hang on to insecurities that have nothing to do with the rest of our accomplishments or lives.
"I have gotten negative reactions on occasion — some weird looks and side-eye when people can see hair coming out of my T-shirt or whatever. I just think, Hm, fuck you. You can think whatever you want, but it won't change what I'm going to do."