“I Get Told I Look Like A Man Now I Don’t Shave My Body Hair, People Stroke My 3cm Beard”
Joseph AdeyinkaPublished on
Bethany Burgoyne, a creative entrepreneur from Essex, has constantly felt pressured to shave her body hair, ditching the razor in 2018. The 30-Year-Old is also regularly told that she looks like a man and sometimes allows strangers to stroke her beard. At 27, Bethany, who works as an artist and journalist, had questioned society’s standards.
Despite being told she looks like a man, Bethany, 30, has embraced her beard and even lets strangers stroke it.
As a result, she embraced her leg/armpit hair and slowly realized she was happier, leaving her hair to grow. Bethany even felt proud of her hair and has even permitted other areas of her body, including her bikini, chin, and stomach area, to grow. She’s been called a man in the past, told to shave, but this hasn’t deterred her from leaving the hair.
The artist, journalist, and creative entrepreneur from Essex ditched the razor in 2018.
Bethany has since embraced it in other areas of her body, including the bikini, chin, and stomach area.
“I see now that we can be the person we wish to see-for me, that was a woman who had hair on her body and was proud to show it off. It was thanks to the pandemic and being in the privacy of my own company that I started to grow out my chin hair.” Bethany said as she shared her story on Instagram.
Some people told Bethany she needs a shave,’ but still, she isn’t giving in to critics.
She aims to encourage other people that it’s okay to be hairy. Bethany revealed she discovered a fetish community of people attracted to hairy women but sooner she founded a body and sex-positive workshop named “The Sassy Show.” Bethany permits people to touch her body hair during the event as she believes consensual stroking can reinforce confidence in other people. She equally encourages people not to worry about their hair but focus on feeling confident and beautiful in their bodies.
Bethany hopes to spread her message to help other women embrace their natural looks.
She discovered a fetish community of people attracted to hairy women but founded her sex-positive and body-positive show.
She added: “I felt safe to do this without the judgment of others seeing me. The more I looked and touched the hairs on my face and neck, the more I realized that they were a beautiful part of me and that I could feel good and proud of my appearance.” Nonetheless, Bethany wants women to recognize that they can be using the time spent on removing their hair on more important things.