Watch: This Video About Women With Excess Facial Hair Is So Empowering

Kaitlyn McLintock

The overwhelming majority of women spend a lot of time, money, and energy on hair removal, whether it's on their legs, bikini line, underarms, upper lip, or eyebrows. It's a completely personal choice, and it's by no means necessary, though it's safe to say that societal beauty standards encourage (no, that's not the right word, more like demand) females have hairless skin.

Some women choose to remove all of it, others choose to remove some of it, and still others choose to leave it completely alone. For women with hirsutism, which is a condition of excessive hair growth (including facial hair), that decision is difficult, to say the least, since it can influence how other people perceive them and open them up to judgment and ridicule (however unfortunately).

Marie Claire interviewed three women with hirsutism who choose to let their facial hair grow. These women spoke about beauty standards, pressures, and confidence. Their perspectives are pretty epic. Keep scrolling to see what they had to say.

Head over to Marie Claire to see the full feature. What do you think about this video? Sound off in the comments below.

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