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I don’t want the irregular period.
I don’t want the excess hair.
I don’t want the extra weight.
I don’t want to be considered a freak because I am not like everyone else.
I don’t want to lose my hair.
I don’t want to have to take all these medicines to make me what I should already be.
It took me a while to get used to the idea of shaving my face/neck. I felt ashamed to do it, and the thought of it just made me cringe. However, now that I am undergoing laser hair removal I must shave to not interfere with the growing cycle. So I bucked up and began to shave, and it took me…
That thing is scary in so many ways.
I can see you staring at me, at my neck, at the hair. Half of you is filled with questions, the other half of disgust.
A girl with facial hair? What is wrong with her?
You wonder if I am aware, and if I have any shame for my appearance. Asking would be rude, so you refrain and stick to your…
The secret is actually not giving a f*ck.
A simple reminder about how harsh words and unjustified opinions can hurt a person.
when in reality they look like this:
and i’m just sitting there like:
i’ve never laughed so hard at a tumblr post before.
“Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of stiff and pigmented hair on body areas where men typically grow hair — face, chest and back.”
Firstly, it is a condition. Not a disease. There is a difference.
Condition - This term is used when comparing with a reference that is considered normal or healthy. It is a ‘state’. Example: “The condition of her lungs is poor.”
Disease - Sickness. Something is causing harm to your body.
So, how does this happen?
Mainly, this happens when an excess of male hormones is being produced in the body. Don’t panic. Your body did not suddenly start producing male hormones and you’re not growing to grow testicles any time soon. Both male and female bodies have a mix of both male and female hormones.
If an imbalance occurs between the hormones (i.e, there is more of one than the other), it has physical effects on the body.
For hirsute females, the male hormones is produced more than the ‘normal’ amount.
Because of this, typical ‘male’ characteristics show physically, such as excess hair growth.
I will post more on why this happens in another post. Till then, if you feel that you might have hirsutism, keep calm. The internet offers a lot of information, some of which may cause you to panic. Don’t do this. There are a lot of ways to deal with hirsutism, and many women are leading successful, healthy lives.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. :)