Hello, my name is Yvonne, I’m a college-aged cis-female who has a love for photography, and I have hirsutism. Basically, I grow thick hair where normally only males grow such hair, which includes my face. It’s made me feel insecure and “man-ish” for a lot of my life, so I took on this project. I did this to explore what the widely-accepted gender ideals are and how I might fit in them, mostly, so I can accept that I don’t.

Special thanks to my friends Katrinna and Akashia for helping me with this project.

If you’d like to see the other photos in better quality, check out the flickr set, and I’m always open to messages!