Day 10 – Goatee is in production…

Today I am feeling more anxious about this hairy challenge than I have previously felt.  My facial hair growth now resembles a goatee which is incomplete as it is growing in patches. The hair on either side of my chin is the longest (5mm/ 0.5cm) with the sides of my face and underarms coming a close second. My legs are in third place.

SIDE OF FACE DAY 10 NECK SHOT DAY 10

I took my daughter to a local indoor soft play area this morning. It was very busy. As I went alone I did have feelings of anxiety. Once I had been inside for 15 minutes my feelings of anxiety reduced. My confidence levels were supported through witnessing a wide range of people also present at the soft play, such as a lady openly breastfeeding who had generous size bosoms, a lady with an obviously unique clothing/beauty style (think she was a fan of the 50’s) and a family enjoying the facilities with their disabled son. It is easy to forget until completing a challenge which draws more attention to me than usual that there are always people around me living life with a range of differences who just get on with it. I was wearing my t shirt but was not approached by anyone.

FULL FACE DAY 10 UNDERARM DAY 10

I spent the afternoon with family sitting outside in the sunshine (my relative’s garden). I feel 100% comfortable in these surroundings as I know they are all supporting me and understand why I am completing this fundraiser. Tomorrow is when I will face my first BIG challenge…I am selling tickets for a prize draw for a local charity. I will be on my own doing this for 7 hours in the hallway of large supermarket, so there will be lots of foot traffic! I am hoping people do ask me about my hair as I gain confidence from speaking to others about the reason why I have facial and body hair and am passionate about educating others on PCOS and the national UK charity Verity. Tomorrow’s blog could be an interesting one…

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One thought on “Day 10 – Goatee is in production…

  1. Tracy Reeves

    Hi Karen. Unfortunately my text donation would not work so I went through the other route and raised my donation to £10 because you deserve it! Looking forward to hearing how the day went…

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