Pit Fashion & Hair Growth: Armpits4August
During the month of November, most men will let their beard run wild, supporting Prostate Cancer, Women now it’s you turn! Leading into its second year, Armpits for August strikes back against PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Women or other supporters are encouraged to let their pit hairs embrace the air for an entire month in hopes to raise money for Verity.
The Campaign is established by a group of women from 19 years of age to 31. Each one having a different take on the importance and individuality of being a woman or *trans.
“There is no standard, universal, typical – let alone ‘normal’ – pattern of body hair for women, men, or anyone else. We think that the display of underarm hair growth every August will be one way of demonstrating this, so we are also constructing an online archive of photos to show the diversity of hair that we have: colour, shape, density, texture, speed, etc. We also provide resources and hold events to help you celebrate your body hair, including body-hair workshops, pit pride parties, discussion groups, and more!” – armpits4august.org/about-the-campaign
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health problem that affects a women’s menstrual cycle, ability to have kids, hormones, heart, appearance and more. Symptoms usually include Missed periods or irregular periods, small cysts in ovaries and level of androgens. According to womenshealth.gov 1 in 10 have it and up to 5 million women in the world are affected. It may start in girls, as early as 11 years of age. The cause of PCOS is unknown.
So many of us fight for women’s rights, well here you go ladies let your voice be heard by the length of your pit hair!