But for me, his five-word answer made my year-old self feel loved, accepted, and beautiful. I could never tell. When I got back to school in September, every time I raised my hand in class, I made sure to cover my armpit with my other hand. But around the age of 11, things began to change. And it even followed me into adulthood. It was hard to know where my hair ended and where I began.
I was doomed to have hair sprouting out of my body like weeds in a field.
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I could never tell. This was the early s, when heartthrobs like Justin Timberlake and Nick Lachey graced the covers of tabloids with their cherubic faces, six-packs, and hairless bodies. At the end of the day, we just eat, sleep, and have sex: This was well before man buns, and No Shave November became cool: The two hairiest ethnic groups came together in holy matrimony and got pregnant.
I was doomed to have hair sprouting out of my body like weeds in a field. Logo and all related marks and designs are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. The cloud of blond pubic hair hovered above the shallow layer of bathwater, and I would gaze at it, marveling at the fact that the inner workings of my body were a mystery even to myself. I am a very hairy person. To him, it was just a question asked by a year-old man.