Whether we believe it or not, society instills standards of beauty into our brains at a very young age. Through watching television shows and scrolling through our social media feeds we are constantly viewing the ideal body and how society feels we should look. Some women are standing up against this narrow sense of beauty and paving their own way.
One young fitness blogger is changing the way we see natural beauty by embracing her body hair, and her message to other women is truly inspiring. She isn’t afraid to show her body in its natural state. You won’t believe her selfie in slide #7!
10. The World Of Fitness Is All About Appearances
It’s all about good form, a lot of reps, and looking sleek and toned. This is especially important to social media stars and bloggers that specialize in providing fitness-related content. One fitness blogger is defying society’s stereotypes by embracing how she feels most beautiful, and it’s pretty epic.
9. Morgan Mikenas Is Defying Society’s Standard Of Beauty
Mikenas is a fitness blogger that made the bold decision to stop shaving her hair a few years ago. She explains her entire thought process on her decision through her YouTube video entitled “Why I Don’t Shave,” and she is definitely turning some heads with her confidence in slide #4!
8. Mikenas Recalls Feeling Self-Conscious About Body Hair
The fitness blogger remembers getting bullied in middle school. She would wear shorts during gym class and kids would tease her for the hair on her legs. She would go home and cry, pleading with her mom to allow her to shave her legs. She didn’t realize until more recent years that she was pressured into believing the only way to be beautiful was to shave.
7. Working With Small Children Made Her Realize How Intense Societal Pressure Can Be
After she decided to stop shaving she began to work in the field of childcare. On days when she would take the young children swimming they would ask her why she doesn’t shave her legs. Mikenas was shocked that children as young as five years old were already being taught to follow society’s beauty ideals.
6. This Fitness Fanatic Isn’t Afraid To Show Off Her Unshaven Skin
She boasts of the many skin benefits she has experienced from the ditching the razor. Mikenas claims that her skin is silky smooth because it is no longer being irritated every day. Her body hair is rather soft instead of rough like she imagined it would be. Slide #3 shows that she has her fair share of supporters in her plight to go against the grain!
5. Mikenas Feels More Beautiful Than Ever
She was weary of growing out her body hair at first, but now she realizes that she feels her best in her most natural state. She is living as she was intended to be, and she has built so much confidence since deciding to stop shaving. She encourages others to embrace the skin that they are in.
4. This Blogger Wants To Empower Other Women
Mikenas assures viewers that she is not suggesting that everyone should immediately stop shaving, but she is rather encouraging other women to make their own choices when it comes to how they feel most comfortable. She insists that it’s okay to go against societal standards and see what works best for you. Slide #2 reveals that Mikenas has influenced others to embrace body hair as well!
3. She Reveals That Her Biggest Support Is Her Boyfriend
Mikenas owes some of her confidence to her boyfriend’s love and support. “He thinks that I look beautiful either way,” she states, and he encourages her to do whatever makes her feel best. Now that’s some solid support, and he isn’t the only one showing this fitness blogger some unconditional love!
2. This Fitness Blogger’s Friends Are Supporting The Movement
Mikenas states that being surrounded by women with similar ideas about beauty standards has helped her to stay true to herself. One of her friends posted this selfie, embracing her natural body hair with a smile. It’s all about loving yourself in your own skin, and women everywhere are starting to get comfortable with the idea of ditching society’s beauty standards.
1. Morgan Mikenas Is An Inspiration To Women Everywhere
“The beauty that is on the inside and the outside” is what is most important to Mikenas. She encourages everyone to embrace whatever makes them feel beautiful, even if that means going off the beaten path of what is considered beautiful to most. Here’s to feeling fabulous just the way you are!