Saturday, July 02, 2005

Le Tigre's J.D. Samson celebrates her whiskers

Le Tigre's J.D. Samson celebrates her whiskers In this New York Times piece on women with facial hair, Le Tigre's J D Samson reveals that she developed facial hair at a young age. "All the kids from my town in Ohio mustache-bashed me and suggested all kinds of remedies like bleaching and waxing," she recalled. This was to change with a friend's pep talk and a realization. "The mustache that I had tried desperately to hide all my life was in fact hot. It's a measure of masculinity that I was so lucky to be born with. It was like a light bulb went off in my head. 'Reclaim it, J D, love it! Take what other people said was ugly your whole life and make it beautiful.' Sometimes I think of my mustache as my armor." She now wears a full mustache and has "mustache" tattooed across her chest, in large Old English letters.�
[Date: 01-Jul-05 ]

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