Emilia Bostedt for 'Natural Beauty' by Ben Hopper (2014)
”Armpit hair grows naturally, so one would think people would ask, 'why do you shave?' not the opposite. The fact that in this society something natural like growing your armpit hair is almost a statement or a political act is weird – and that’s a reason to grow. People react differently; depending on what environment I am in.
When I am very dressed up, people are more shocked and sometimes disturbed by it. Seems like jewels and armpit hair don’t match in high fashion. When I’m in jeans and a t-shirt or wearing more punk or hippie style, people are more relaxed with it. It’s more socially accepted or anticipated. With the hair, sometimes I feel free and natural and sometimes like a freak (which can be fun or disturbing, depending on my mood).
I like to colour my armpit hair in blue, pink or white.
I think it’s beautiful.”
– Mille Bostedt, actress & performer (2014)