Alyson Stoner Is Reclaiming Their "Beautiful, Natural" Body Hair

Alyson Stoner is the latest celebrity to embrace their body hair. On Sept. 13, the actor and dancer posted a picture on Instagram where they showed off their armpit hair while discussing their experience with shaving when they were younger.

"In honor of discussing body image and modification on this week's episode of #DearHollywood, I present to you my reclamation of beautiful, natural body hair," Stoner's caption read. They went on to note how growing up as a child star negatively affected their perception of the topic, womanhood, and their desirability. "I'd fully internalized these beliefs and found it horrifying to see anyone who wasn't a ~straightcisman~ embracing their natural body hair," they added. They have since changed their view, saying that their "fuzzy legs" are now their favorite and they only remove body hair when they wish to — no longer because of fear or judgment.

Stoner joins the long list of celebrities and brands that have made a point to proudly embrace their body hair. Others include Julia Micheals, Amandla Stenberg, and Phoebe Bridgers. Razor brand Gilette Venus even revealed an encore to its famous "Pube Song" in 2022 where musician Princess Nokia raps empowering lyrics about loving their hair "down there." There is still a long way to go when it comes to changing the narrative surrounding body hair and it's worth celebrating when those with platforms do their part. Read Stoner's full post below.