Gracie for The Body Hair Project
What do you think about media coverage with regards to hair?
I think it’s pretty horrendous really on a bunch of levels. I don’t read ‘women’s magazines’ but I remember seeing a magazine where I think Kate Winslet had a bit of a lady tache on the go and it was like, ‘Oh my god. This is so horrendous!’ And I was thought that was fucking terrible.
And also in those ‘historic’ shows, all the women are shaved and that’s nuts - that never happened! And I hate that because it’s already really normalised for women to be hairless and it weirdly implies that that’s just actually how women are. It’s really annoying because I can’t think of any things in the mainstream media that portray women with even just some of their natural body hair. I think it really sucks that it’s created a culture where it’s so divergent to not remove body hair.