I’ve got a really hairy legs and arms and everything, and my parents have never let me shave my legs no matter how much I tell them(they let me shave my armpits).
I know what you’re all thinking this situation is no big deal it’s just shaving legs and stuff but for me it kinda is,
going to school everyday with hairy legs really tears my confidence down having to see all of these girls and some boys have no hair on their legs just made me feel insecure
and all and also I have more leg hair than the most boys in my school.
One time I was in my class when 2 of my classmates went up to me and asked me that do I shave my legs and I said no then one of them said that I was nasty and how even he shaves his legs, that really put me down.
Since then I kept on telling my parents just to let me shave but they just won’t let me, my mum keeps on saying that it looks fine and if I do shave it without there permission she would beat me.
and every time I tell my dad he would just say that I’m crazy and how it’s gonna grow back thicker, and I did tell him that I know that but he just won’t let me.
I told my younger brother how I feel and all and at first he didn’t really care (I have more leg hair than him and you can’t even see his until you go super close) but soon he understood how I felt and just tried to make me feel better by saying that it doesn’t look bad and stuff, but it didn’t work I still feel bad.
I don’t even know what to do anymore just a while ago I told my dad if I can shave and he immediately said no to and I don’t know what got to me when I went in the bathroom I just burst down crying
I don’t know If I’m being dramatic and all but it’s just not school to it’s everywhere, every time I wear shorts it really makes me feel insecure just by looking at my legs and I know people look at me like I’m weird for not shaving my legs and how some of my classmates talk about me in their gc about how hairy I am, I’ve also heard strangers, schoolmates and all talk behind my back about how hairy I am.
Just to tell you guys my parents are amazing people especially my dad but it’s just that this really make me feel insecure and they can’t even help me feel better about myself.
So I don’t know what to do, isn’t it my body guys? why is it so hard to stand up to them every time they say no to shaving my legs, I really wanna shave. Are my parents entitled because of this situation? Please help me with what to do.