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I'm a woman who started to grow a beard — people call me a "freak" but I have no regrets

A woman who started to bear a beard at the age of 11 says she doesn't regret what she calls a "freak."

Morgan Coleman, 26, who has spent years fighting her hair growth, decides to abandon her razor and accept her ginger beard.

At the age of 11, she first found abnormal hair on her cheeks, chin and neck.

But she is now 26 years old and she decides to stop feeling her shame on her condition known as hypertrichosis. She – and stopped removing her hair.

She proudly has a ginger beard and encourages others to do the same.

Morgan states:

"It's time to accept my natural face. Surprisingly, people aren't as critical as you think.

Morgan Coleman
Morgan Coleman / SWNS

"Of course, some people do, and they say some terrible things. , Most of the time, people have a better understanding.

"I'm suffering from self-confidence. After years of bullying, it affects your self-confidence, but I Is definitely much more confident because he decided to accept his natural face ..

"I'm really peaceful with it now. It's hard to explain, but I Feel free – I wake up, and that's the last thing I think of right now, it's great. ”

Morgan, who currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, grew up on the Gold Coast. Sometimes I first noticed thick hair.

She says she was brutalized by her classmates and used all the tools she could get to get rid of her unwanted facial hair.

She states: Both children and young adults were very cruel.

Morgan Coleman
Morgan Coleman / SWNS

"I was bullied for many years. I don't have many memories of.

"I got a lot of comments, especially about sideburns. One in two people who passed me commented and was told to shave, laugh and make. There was a stage. My pleasure.

"It was especially difficult at the time because I didn't know why it was a little different. I knew I was different, but I couldn't explain why.

"After a lot of bullying, I became very anxious and self-conscious about it. I use waxing, sideburns, hair removal cream and shaving 365 days a day.

Morgan was electrolyzed in 2011 to permanently remove the hair, but was unsuccessful as the facial hair thickened quickly over time.

After years of hiding her facial hair, Morgan was finally diagnosed with hirsutism and polycystic ovary syndrome in January 2021.

PCOS is a condition that affects the functioning of the ovaries in many patients experiencing irregular periods. And often have trouble getting pregnant with facial hair.

She states:

"I was really relieved to be diagnosed. I explained why I was a little different, but I was scared to be diagnosed with a medical condition."

2022 4 In the month of the month, Morgan was infected with the coronavirus on vacation and used that time to look back on her lifestyle.

She states: I was lonely and scared.

"I decided it was time – it's time to accept my natural face.

Morgan Coleman
Morgan Coleman / SWNS

"I've decided it's time to prioritize physical and mental health, and some of what I do for me is something I can't change.

"We are all unique. It's not a bad thing to look different."

Since throwing away the razor two months ago Morgan does not regret her decision and loves her new confidence that her facial hair is no longer hidden.

She experienced a "sick look" from a stranger, but she feels more free after accepting her natural face and has no plans to return to get rid of her hair. She says.

Morgan states:

"Not everyone likes it, but after all, anyone who knows me may look a little different, but I'm still me. I know.

"In most cases, everyone in the general public, especially my family and friends, was incredibly supportive, which made a difference to the world.

"I'm the same person as I used to be. Now I'm more free and less worried than I used to be.

" I enjoy spreading awareness as much as possible. I We believe that accepting and normalizing the hair on a woman's face is best done by spreading awareness, answering questions, and sharing information. PCOS is such a common syndrome.

This story originally appeared in Sun and was reproduced here with permission.