Ashley Graham just normalised under-arm hair and it's so refreshing

Laura Capon
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Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images
Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

In 2020 it feels like everything has to be a statement, but supermodel Ashley Graham just made the biggest statement about woman's body hair, without saying anything at all.

Deciding whether to shave, wax, epilate, or laser, is completely up to us, but there's no doubt that still in 2020 there is a pressure on women to be permanently aerodynamic.

Those pressures are so normalised that we find ourselves apologising if we missed shaving that day, or week. "Sorry about my hairy legs," is definitely a sentence I have been known to mutter, but thanks to the likes of Ashley Graham, maybe we just won't anymore.

Sharing some pictures from her incredibly wholesome birthday, Ashley looked like she had what we can only describe as our dream day.

Starting with camo Crocs, a woodland walk with her adorable husband and son and a decimated chocolate birthday cake, Ashley had the kind of low-key birthday we're used to.

Just another reason to love her.

To finish off her day, Ashley had a well-deserved bath and because she's Ashley Graham, decided to share a cheeky nude of her bath time ritual.

There are two things I learnt from this selfie, one I really want Ashley's wooden bath and two, I'm never apologising for my under-arm hair again.

Photo credit: Instagram/ashleygraham
Photo credit: Instagram/ashleygraham

My favourite thing about it? Ashley didn't feel the need to accompany the image with any kind of bold statement, she just posted it like it was nothing, because normalising women's body hair shouldn't have to be a statement.

Anyone want to sign my petition to make her my best friend?

Let me know...

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