Close shave

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Posted by on December 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Close shave”

  1. Anonymous

    This is me! I used to pluck my tiny bit of natural beard-type facial hair but have recently started shaving instead, partly so I can see it all at once and see how much there is. It’s been really interesting to have stubble and how it sounds through my own head to scratch it, and things like that I didn’t really anticipate! It also feels cool to be dealing with it in a male way (simple and cleanshaven) rather than a female way where the ‘ideal’ is for it to look like it’s never grown and to be obsessive about that.

    Weird thing is, when I am shaving and looking in the mirror, although I have pretty masculine features, it still seems as weird a sight as this image and kind of makes me laugh. I guess it’s helped me realise ways in which I am definitely genderqueer not a transman.


  2. leaf

    That’s so neat! I love how focused you look in this photo, and it seems perfectly “natural” for you to be shaving. It’s a fun image. I wish you the best in continuing to explore what genderqueer means for you.


  3. Anonymous

    Thanks (I am the commenter). Would be weird/kind of amazing if that was literally me — very femme (which I am not, though my long hair makes most people assume so) but with some natural beard to play with.


  4. Jaye

    That’s Virna Lisi, from the cover of Esquire magazine, dated March 1965. They did a tribute cover a few years ago with Jessica Simpson, but it didn’t have quite the same impact.


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