“It’s just nice to embrace the natural beauty that you are.”
A fitness blogger is receiving online praise after speaking out about her decision to stop shaving. Morgan Mikenas has shared photos of her hairy legs and armpits on social media and revealed that she’s far more comfortable in her skin than she’s ever been.
The young woman stopped shaving her body in January 2016, after realizing the entire process was too time-consuming and wanting to embrace a more natural look. In a YouTube video called ‘Why I Don’t Shave’, the bodybuilder explained: “I guess my number one reason why I stopped was that it just took so much time. It took so much of my time to get in the shower and have to shave everything and then wash my hair and then wash my body it’s just like another thing. I just, one day, was like ‘why am I doing this anymore? This just takes so much time.'”
Mikenas also recalled an incident at school, when she was 11 or 12, where other girls laughed at her hairy legs while she was wearing gym shorts. She was so upset she ran straight home to her mother and asked if she could teach her how to shave.
Now, the fitness blogger is loving herself the way she is, and is hoping to inspire others to embrace their natural beauty. Mikenas concludes: “I want everybody to not feel ashamed of themselves. I think it’s unfair that people think they have to be in this culture norm. Just do whatever makes you feel good.”