|It may sound like a headline fit for a traveling circus, but for thousands of women living with hormone imbalances, life as a bearded woman is very much a reality. The excessive hair growth forms in beards and goatees for some, while others get full on chest hair along with it. The stigma that comes with being a bearded woman has led to emotional trauma, depression and anxiety, and even suicide attempts after multiple efforts to remove the unwanted hair were unsuccessful. It’s a daily struggle to maintain a semblance of a “normal” life when most are met with ridicule and cruel mockery.|
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