Episode #129: Breanne Fahs on Body Hair + Why It’s So Controversial

December 11, 2019

Is there anything in life more polarizing than body hair? This is particularly true for women who are often judged for having any ounce of hair on their bodies. What about for men? Why are they revered for their body hair and judged for removing it? Today on the show I’m chatting with Dr. Breanne Fahs a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University and expert on body hair all about it. On episode #129 of That's So Maven, Davida is chatting with women and gender studies professor Dr. Breanne Fahs all about body hair + the pressure to remove it.

So if you’ve wondered what the deal is with body hair, is it healthy (spoiler alert: YES!) and why we feel so inclined to remove it, this episode is for you. On today’s episode we also discuss:

  • Dr. Fahs’ background and her interest in women + gender studies
  • Why body hair is so polarizing for people
  • The history of body hair + why women feel the need to remove it
  • Is body hair clean? The stigma around body hair
  • Her best tips for being confident with body hair
  • Her takeaways from challenging her students to grow out their body hair
  • …and so much more!

Learn more about Breanne Fahs HERE

LISTEN HERE:  iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Player.FM | Podbean | Spotify

This episode is brought to you by Imperfect Foods. I order my my Imperfect Foods box weekly to get fresh, organic produce to my doorstep at 30% less than the normal cost. Ugly doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! Try out your first Imperfect Foods box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout. P.S. They’ve officially launched in NYC!



Join 20,000+ members of the THM Community to get access to exclusive recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and behind-the-scenes news from our team!

Powered by ConvertKit

    Leave a Reply


    Sign-up for a free weekly meal plan straight to your inbox.