After a lifetime of rigorously shaving her armpits and legs to keep up with traditional beauty standards, fitness blogger Morgan Mikenas decided she'd had enough. In 2016, she stopped shaving her body hair entirely. One year later, she posted a YouTube video to tell others why that decision has made her happier and more confident than ever before.
In the video (which features an ethereal soundtrack to make you feel like you're swimming with the whales), Mikenas mentions how she started shaving in middle school, after some girls on the playground made fun of her for her hairy legs. She routinely removed all her body hair for years, until she realized in adulthood that she was spending a massive amount of time on this ritual.