A woman who started to grow a beard at the age of 11 says she has no regrets, even though she is called a "freak."
Morgan Coleman, 26, who has spent years fighting her hair growth, decides to abandon her razor and accept her ginger beard.
When she was 11, she first found abnormal hair on her cheeks, chin and neck.
But now, at the age of 26, she decides to stop feeling her shame on her condition. -And she stopped removing her hair.
She proudly has a ginger beard and encourages others to do the same.
Morgan states: And, surprisingly, people aren't as judgmental as you might think.
"Of course, some people do, they say some terrible things, but most of the time people are getting better at understanding.
"I'm wrestling with myself-confidence-after years of bullying, it affects your self-confidence, but I definitely decided to accept my natural face, so I'm definitely I'm much more confident.
"I'm really peaceful with it now. It's hard to explain, but I feel free-I wake up, and it's me now That's the last thing I think, it's great. "
Morgan, who currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, first noticed thick hair when he grew up on the Gold Coast.
She says she was brutalized by her classmates and used all the tools she could get to get rid of her unwanted facial hair.
She said: "It was terribly isolated. Both children and young adults were very cruel.
" I was terribly bullied for years. rice field. I don't have many memories of my school days.
"I got a lot of comments, especially about sideburns. There was a stage where everyone who passed me was asked to comment, shave, laugh, and make.
"It was especially difficult at the time because I didn't know why it was a little different. I knew I was different, but it was hard because I couldn't explain why.
" After a lot of bullying, I became very anxious and self-conscious about it. I used a combination of waxing, plucking, depilatory cream and shaving every day 365 days a year. "
Morgan was electrolyzed in 2011 to permanently remove hair, but was unsuccessful as the facial hair grew faster and thicker over time.
Morgan was finally diagnosed with hirsutism and polycystic ovary syndrome in January 2021 after she hid her facial hair for years.
PCOS is a condition that affects the functioning of the ovaries in many patients experiencing irregular periods. And often have trouble getting pregnant with facial hair.
She states: "I had previously seen a doctor about hypertrichosis and was repeatedly told that" some people have more hair than others. "
"I was really relieved to be diagnosed.-I explained why I was a little different-but I was scared to be diagnosed with a medical condition."
April 2022 , Morgan was infected with the coronavirus during his vacation and used that time to look back. Her lifestyle.
She states: I was lonely and scared.
"I've decided it's time-it's time to accept my natural face.
" It's time for me to prioritize my physical and mental health. Decided to come, and part of doing it was to accept for me unchangeable.
"We are all unique. It's not a bad thing to look different."
Morgan has made her decision since she abandoned her razor two months ago. I have no regrets and love her new confidence that her facial hair is no longer hidden.
She experienced a "sick look" from a stranger, but she feels more free after accepting her natural face and has no plans to return to get rid of her hair. She says.
Morgan states: It may look a little different, but I'm still me.
"Most of the time, everyone in the general public, especially my family and friends, was incredibly supportive, which made a difference to the world.
" I'm the same person as before, now I'm more free and less worried than before.
"I enjoy spreading awareness as much as possible. I'm a woman's face. We believe that accepting and normalizing hair is best done by spreading awareness, answering questions, and sharing information. PCOS is a very common syndrome.
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