How to Wear Body Hair

an Unladylike miniseries

 
 
illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

part 1: razor burned

Pit hair might be having a moment, but fewer than 10 percent of American women rock it. Comedian and actor Sasheer Zamata spills why she opted out of the hair-removal rules. Plus, we investigate who decided ladybod hair is gross, and why girls still take shaving for granted.

illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

part 2: feminist fuzz

Hairy feminists have haunted pop culture since the suffrage days, but is it time to give up those ghosts? Caroline and Cristen explore how feminism and body hair became attached at the hip, and what it feels like when binary body positivity ignores your spot on the gender spectrum.

illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

illustration by @missgloria for unladylike

part 3: holy hair

For Sikh women like Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, head-to-toe hairiness isn't just normal — it's sacred. In the final episode of our three-part body hair miniseries, we follow Sukhjit as she navigates faith, feminism and baring her hair from the schoolyard to national television.