Hair We Go Again: My Relationship With My Body Hair Through The Years

As a young girl, I would stare at the hair covering my legs, trying to wish it all away, imagining how smooth my legs would be without it. I would dream of the day when I would be old enough to start waxing or shaving, or do anything that’ll make my body hair disappear. My eyebrows were thick, I had what people loved to call a moustache (and have now simply started addressing as ‘upper lip hair’—surprise, surprise, it’s still a moustache) and my hands and legs were just as hairy.

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identity politics

lip-kits thick with identity politics curves and thighs commodified as if they haven’t been desirable since the sun’s first shine on the Hollister skin trending back in the day well money doesn’t define worth ads and photo ops don’t make it all better look closely at the composition question do they stand there fettered? chained?…

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The Monologue of a Young Indian Man Struggling with Mental Health – Part 2: Love, Life, & Mental Health

A sensible guy would simply reverse his car if he needs to pick up his right-next-door neighbour. But I don’t ever do that. I prefer to play it safe and drive around my block to pick her up daily for campus. None of my snooping and take-it-or-leave-it advice-giving Indian neighbours have noticed this peculiar habit…

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Like Father, Like Son

There’s always been a stigma that black men can’t take care of their children. Not all fathers leave their children without a father figure. It’s important for fathers of black children to stick around emotionally and be around their space. Fathers need to be able to instill lifelong values to teach their child to tackle…

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I Need to be Thin: A Psychosocial Perspective

Of all the women I’ve known and loved, there is an underlying effort that is, for the most part, unsaid. Among the bravest of us, a few voices on body-image dissatisfaction have started to ring in the air and find their place in the research and literature around the pressure for women to be thin.…

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