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I am new to the community. I've never really introduced myself on a communty, but it was kinda requested/encouraged for the new members so hell. i'll jump the cliff and introduce myself.
I go by Dana Rae. I was born & raised in the south. (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
I had two things holding me back from changing in front of the other grrrls in the middle school locker room:
(1) I was ashamed of my body: -big breast -big butt - hairy legs - stretch marks
(2) I was afraid the grrrls would catch me starring at them. Then they would know i was.....'the gay'
So I was raised by a single mom. I really take after my dads side when it comes to genes though. My dad's family is sicilian. I can't really go into detail right now about how I never really saw other sicilian women besides my nana who were short, plump and hairy (like me) growing up.
So what did this do to me? Well for one. I viewed my body size as FAT and not NORMAL for my genetic make-up. Second, my mother really didn't know what to do with this plump and curvy daughter. SOOO.
Body: Diets & Richard Simmons were my norm growing up. Always feeling like the fat kids who couldn't run as fast or jump over the fence as quickly as my neighborhood friends.
Hair-Chemicals and irons for my hair. Constantly trying to have "good hair" aka: white hair! To this day I still do not like my hair big...I'm working on accepting 'my fro'...
flashback: I was asked at the swingset one day in elementary school if i was 'mixed' cause i got that nappy black hair.
It wasn't until I landed my first grrrlfriend when I was 16 that I started to feel more comfortable with my body type & body hair. I felt comfortable in the nude my stretch marks and broken veins on display. I stopped shaving and really found the hairy jokes through-out highschool funny and enjoyed teaching people about being beautiful and hairy.
For the moment..I don't really want to get into detail about the negative things that have happened in my life in regards to my body hair. My new adventure is my facial hair is growing growing growing so growing. I like it...but i'm still working against that voice saying, "shave that shit grrrl"
(it won't win)
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