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Harnaam Kaur Wants You to Know that “Your Body Is Yours, and It’s Only for You to Experiment With”

By Navi Ahluwalia — 2021

The removal of women's body hair has been a social requirement for as long as I can remember. At age 14, I was begging my mum to let me get my eyebrows threaded and my upper lip waxed, and for her to finally introduce me to "the razor." As a South Asian woman, my hair was (and still is) darker and thicker than that of my white friends at school, and the desperate need to remove or reduce it was something that plagued me throughout the entirety of my teenage years. Fast forward to 2021, and celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna are embracing their body hair like never before, but it still doesn't feel like the rest of us have completely caught on.

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