Like getting a tattoo or dyeing your hair a new color, body hair is a natural form of expression for many people. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, body hair was highly scrutinized. If you missed a spot in your hardcore shaving routine and forget about it. But times have changed. Nowadays, many celebrity women — especially celebrity mamas — work to break the stigma.
Decades ago, celebrities like Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore made statements against the odd hatred of female body hair by showing up to high-profile events with unshaven underarms.
As we said, times have changed and more celebrities are working to end the stigma by posting empowering selfies with body hair to their Instagrams a la Madonna and Jessica Simpson.
According to a recent study via the Telegraph, nearly one in four women under the age of 25 have stopped shaving their underarms. Many women have also stopped shaving their bikini lines and legs — because it’s their body and their choice.
Natural body hair is just that — natural. It’s not something to be ashamed of or criticize others for. We all have it and some choose to flaunt it. And that’s why we love some of these celebrity mamas. Whether it’s an empowering Instagram post, cover story, or a red carpet statement, these mamas want the world to know there’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to body hair.
Check out these body-positive mamas below.
A version of this article was originally posted on Jan 2022.