Leah Jorgensen, 33, has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder. See SWNS story NYHAIR; A woman who shaved her entire body because she felt like a "freak" due to excessive body and facial hair has ditched the razor and embraced her natural look. Leah Jorgensen, 33, has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder which can cause hirsutism, or abnormal, male-pattern hair growth. From the age of 14 she was branded a "man" by bullies and in a desperate bid to hide the hair, she wore full-sleeved, high-necked shirts and long trousers for 13 years. In her late twenties she turned to shaving and spent hours painstakingly removing the thick, dark hair on her chin, cheeks, upper lip, chest, stomach, arms, legs and back. She feared people getting close to her and seeing the hair on her face which resulted in her not having her first kiss until age 27 and avoiding the dentist for 12 years. But since ditching the razor and showing her hair off in public, Leah said she feels "empowered" - and hopes her story will give other women courage. Leah, a behavioral health technician from Madison, Wisconsin, said: "I had never seen women who looked like me. I was so ashamed that I didn’t want to talk about it. “My way of coping with that shame and embarrassment was to hide. My daily goal for a long time was to just get through the day without anyone noticing how hairy I was.

Suzie Ramirez recently visited a dentist’s office in Thomasville, Georgia, with her husband and four children. While sitting in the waiting room, Suzie’s 4-month-old daughter Dianerys started to fuss.

Knowing her baby was hungry, Suzie promptly picked her up, placed her on her lap, and began nursing her.

Moments later, the woman working behind the desk approached Suzie and draped a blanket over Dianerys’ head. “I have teenagers,” the employee remarked.

The staff member gave the confused mother a choice: Either keep the blanket over her baby’s head or move into a private room because she was making a group of teenage boys in the waiting room feel uncomfortable.

“This is not your home. This is an office, OK?”

However, Suzie says the blanket was heavy and her baby became even fussier. She removed the blanket and stayed put, but the woman behind the desk reprimanded her again. “There are teenagers here,” she repeated.

Suzie was incredulous. She says she frequently feeds Dianerys in public and has never had a problem — especially in a medical setting. “I felt humiliated, embarrassed, angry,” she told Caters News Agency.

Management says there was a miscommunication and has apologized to Suzie and her family. Still, Suzie claims she personally asked the teen boys if the nursing made them uncomfortable — and that they said no.

Now Suzie is sharing her story in the hopes it will help other women feel more confident about “something so natural and healthy”.

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Source : Littlethings