Oh my god, I've died and gone to fan girl heaven. A woman, a gorgeous, sexy, powerful role model of a woman has shared the most epic photo of her pubic hair online and it's just the most empowering damn thing. Amber Rose, the model and actress, has shared a photo of her pubic hair on social media in a bid to encourage women to #bringbackthebush.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF AMBER ROSE'S BUSH. IF FOR WHATEVER WEIRD REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE IT, DON'T SCROLL DOWN.
The image was originally posted onto Instagram but Amber said it was removed over their nudity guidelines, since then she has shared it onto Twitter where it has had almost 100k likes.
The image is part of her promo for her upcoming Slut Walk Event, which aims to fight for gender equality. Hosted by the Amber Rose foundation, the festival is "geared towards education and raising awareness about social injustice issues, gender inequality and arts empowerment." It includes HIV testing stations and sexual awareness booths. According to the website, money donated through this event is used to support "groups and organisations of women subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault and even rape."
Now let's get back to the bush. Anyone who has followed this blog for a long time will already know that I am a big supporter of women having whatever damn body hair that they want to. In fact I've written a chapter in my book about it and made an entire video talking about it last week. So to see someone as influential as Amber Rose talking about this is, for lack of a better expression, fucking fantastic.
In a study done it was found that 31.5% of women remove their pubic hair because they believe it makes their genitals more attractive with 21.1% saying that they do it because it is their partners preference. The study also (unsurprisingly) found that "the mainstream media's portrayal of women discussing and engaging in pubic hair removal" was linked to the amount of people who were stripping their bodies of the stuff.
I understand this totally. I don't love it, but I do get it. We just weren't raised to believe that pubic hair is sexy, or I wasn't anyway. Damn porn.
And it's not just Amber who's embracing it, last week Ashley Graham said that she was proud to have a "full bush" and encouraged others to do the same.
So right now it's me Amber and Ashley telling you to grow your pubic hair, if you want to. Ahahah I'm joking, I won't put myself in with those Goddesses but I am going to share their message, because it's great. A model just shared a photo of her fanny online and it's literally nothing short of great.