I am the seventh grader with hairy legs 03/May/2005

I was one of the last girls to figure out I needed to shave my legs. I didn’t wear a bra. I didn’t have my period. I didn’t use tampons. I was so out of the “mature” loop, I was still playing with my friends and climbing the fences and hacking things in the woods while other people started talking about boys, shaving, periods, and kissing.

I didn’t pluck my eyebrows until I was two weeks postpartum.  I dunno why. I started thinking about doing it about a year and a half ago, sitting in grad school looking at other girls my age and feeling... Read more