This fitness blogger hasn't shaved in more than a year – and she 'freakin' loves it!'

By Kim Abrahams
19 April 2017

She recently revealed her hairy body in a video called ‘Why I Don’t Shave’.

There’s Alicia-Keys-makeup-free natural beauty that has many of us women wishing we looked that good sans ‘beauty enhancers’.

And then there’s a completely different take on natural beauty that has many squirming at the sight of it.

Morgan Mikenas might just be the cause of the latter – depending on how you feel about hairy women.

This fitness blogger decided to ditch the razor a little over a year ago and she has never felt more comfortable in her own skin.

 

Morgan, who has more than 40 000 Instagram followers, explained that after she was bullied for her hairy legs when she was 11 or 12, she ran home to her mother and while crying asked if she could learn how to shave.

Years later, and the workout enthusiast could care less about being hairless.

In the video, she elaborates on why she’s shamelessly shave-less: “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. After I let it do its thing and grow out I just realised ‘oh hey this is kind of nice’. It started getting super soft.”

You don't realize how far you've come until you look back at where it all started. The picture on the left was 2 years ago before I started getting into bodybuilding.. I was unhappy with many aspects of my life, mentally and physically.. I decided it was time for change... and never looked back. The picture on the right is me currently.. the same bikini, but happier/healthier/hairier me:) I am a completely new person inside and out, and I could not be more proud of myself.?? Gaining muscle takes time, discipline, dedication, patience, and most of all consistency. Your are not going to see instant results and it's not going to happen overnight.. It is a long process.. BUT if you keep with it you can achieve anything you set your mind to!??#fitness #fitnessjourney #namaste #spreadlove #change #abs #dedication #challenge #healthylifestyle #healthy #happy #consistency #bodypositive #goals #positivity #inspiration #bethechange #calisthenics #hairywomen #fitnessmotivation #getfit #loveyourself #transformation #bodybuilding #inspireothers #dreambig #fuzzy #bodyhairdontcare A post shared by Morgan Mikenas (@i_am_morgie) on

But in case you’re classifying Morgan as another "female shoving body positivity down our throats", she clarifies that she’s not out to convert all women to the hairy life.

“I’m not trying to make all of humanity just stop shaving armpits and leg hair anymore. I just want to inspire others and what works for you, what makes you feel the most comfortable.”

And Morgan is so set on doing what makes her comfortable, not even innocently nasty remarks from little kids can deter her.

As part of her work in childcare, Morgan took some children swimming one day.

After seeing her in her swimming costume, one blurted: “Oh my god, you look like a man!”

But the fitness blogger takes it all in her stride.

 

"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty."~Steve Maraboli ?? Not just woman, but everyone! Imagine if everyone just decided that today was the day they loved themselves and embraced every part of them selves. Accepting and loving your body and your "flaws" because you know they are what makes you who you are. If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others. ????I also just posted a new YouTube video on why I don't shave my body hair and how it helped me(link in bio)? #bodypositive #spreadlove #behappy #namaste #hairywomen #healing #healthylifestyle #selfcare #loveyourself #beyourself #bethechange #divine #inspireothers #inspirationalquotes #positivity #goodvibesonly #lifeisbeautiful #hairy #gratitude #weareone #higherconsciousness #freespirit #empowerment #smile #feelgood

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“What does that say if that’s how these kids are being taught? I’ve even seen kids in third grade that shave their legs.

“I freakin’ love my hair, I love my body hair. I love the hair that grows on my body, when I can be my most natural and human self.”

Sources: metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, instagram.com

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