Web Desk: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in women, resulting in a spurt in the growth of facial hair, menstrual irregularity, acne, obesity and hormonal imbalance.
According to a report by Metro, the 26-year-old, Galaxia stopped shaving her face in 2017, after decades of doing so (even before going to school). She took part in the No Shave November campaign to spread cancer awareness and then she embraced her facial hair.
Galaxia often talks about body image, acceptance and how embracing her ‘breadness’ help her overcome self-esteem issue and become happier than she was.
She quoted, “By this stage, I was shaving every single day before school. It was getting really thick and I would have a panic if I ever forgot my razor at sleepovers. I’d get up early and shave, pretending I was desperate for a shower, but really I couldn’t stand to let myself be seen with a beard.“
“All these people out here calling me an attention seeker. You’re right! I’m seeking attention for people with my condition. I want people with polycystic ovarian syndrome or other syndromes that result in body hair considered abnormal for their gender to see me and perhaps realize, “hey, I’m alright. There’s nothing wrong with me, and I can be confident in my own body if I choose to.”
I started growing my beard specifically for my own personal growth. I started speaking about it publically to reach out to others who lived with the self hate that I used to.
I’d rather be seeking attention for a positive and good cause than wasting any of my time projecting negativity out into the world. There’s enough of that out there. I’ll continue being an attention seeker for the rest of my life so long as I’m doing good and bringing people happiness. If my happiness makes you miserable, well, that’s just too bad.”