This is a intermediary post in my “No-Shave Experiment” mini-series.
The perfect book was just published! Now I don’t have to cobble together research from dubious internet sources on what I want to know about the history of shaving. Plucked: A History of Hair Removal is at my house and ready to be read. First I have to write my rant so as to not be tainted by knowledge (HA!). I am already a bit tainted because I listened to the author’s interview on the Midday Show (a local NPR show) and now I’m even more frustrated.
In the meantime, I’m interested in hearing from any of you who either currently refrain from shaving or did so for a time in the past. As part of my research, I’d love hear why you decided to do so, what (if any) reactions you’ve had from other people (both those you know and strangers), and how you reacted to your own changing body appearance. I’d like to hear from both women and men. Leave me a comment or contact me using the form below. With your permission and preference about whether or not to be anonymous, I’ll be sharing these stories in a future blog post.