Poet Calls Out Our Culture’s Absurd Ideas About Body Hair

Desireé Dallagiacomo doesn’t care if a woman’s body hair makes you uncomfortable.

Earlier this month at the 2015 Women Of The World Poetry Slam, the 25-year-old poet performed her spoken word poem “Shave Me.” The slam poem is a smart and hilarious take down of body hair beauty standards for women.

Watch the full poem here. 

  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll:Daryl Dixon
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you:Maggie Greene
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll:Glenn Rhee
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you:Rick Grimes
  • Could kill you by feeding you too many cinnamon rolls:Carol Peletier

I love that people are invested enough to stick it out with Lexa. The first couple episodes, she’s very cold-hearted. She’s a very young character with such authority and seeing her open up from this closed-off person — ruthless, pragmatic and logical — to see her finally open up and Clarke being such a catalyst for that, there’s an innocence and a vulnerability that is lovely to see. That’s been a really fun journey for me to play. - Alycia Debnam Carey

Wow so let’s put this in perspective one more time.

The water jug scene. Again.

A gallon of water weighs about eight pounds. Not much, right? That’s about equivalent to an average dumbbell. One in each hand. Not hard to carry.

Let’s also consider that both of them have already been carrying the jugs of water for an indeterminate measure of time.

See? They got this.

Finally, let’s consider that Carol just took the opportunity to rest her arms while she was testing/charging up the car.

And yet..

And yet this adorable creature right here

Looks at her for about 0.02 seconds before deciding that he JUST wants to do something nice and completely unnecessary. He KNOWS she can handle it, but dammit, he is so eager to offer her special treatment and carry one of her jugs that HE FORGETS HIS HANDS ARE FULL??


Well, here’s the thing.

Actions speak louder than words, and what this action tells us is that Daryl is so focused and eager to ease Carol’s burdens in any way possible that HE COMPLETELY LOSES HIS SELF-AWARENESS!

He forgot himself while attempting to do something really sweet for Carol that was not even necessary. And on a Daryl Dixon scale, that’s pretty much monumental.

Good Zeus, Daryl…you must really love her.

[Bonus: You don’t do an embarrassed facepalm in front of someone you see as a sister. You just. Don’t.]