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Shaved: Our Tangled Relationship With Body Hair

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Anita combs through her own tangled relationship with body hair and asks why so many of us invest time and money on removal methods. | Want to support this show? Subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @embodiedWUNC.

Meet the guests:

  • ScholarRebecca Herzigexplains when and why we started caring so much about body hair and how hair removal practices have evolved over the centuries.
  • Sharan Dhaliwal, founder and editor-in-chief of Burnt Roti, talks about about coming to terms with being a hairy Indian woman.
  • Photographer Kristie DeGaris shares how she's raising her daughters to think about their own body hair and trying to normalize NOT removing it.
  • Anita's parents on how their upbringings and aging have shaped their views on body hair.

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.