Popular Nigerian social media influencer Chidera Eggerue, widely referred to as The Slumflower, has decried the rate at which women are being pressurized to shave their private parts.
Posting a raunchy photo of herself on her Instagram showing off her pubic hair, The Slumflower wrote on the societal standards of beauty where a woman is shamed and called dirty for letting the hairs on her body grow.
Imagine how different the world would look if women weren’t taught to be afraid of our bodies. Hair happens. It grows out of our skin like our nails do but for some reason, we are taught to hate our hair when it grows from our pubic region.
If you’re a woman, I know you can relate to me here on how the internalised messaging genuinely disrupts our sense of who we are when nobody is looking. Over the past few months, I’ve silently undergone a journey of challenging myself to grow out my bush and let my beauty flourish.
I can’t wait to show you how I did it, the MENTAL challenges I’ve faced and the women I’ve encountered along the way who are joining me in embracing their bushes.