The Sun UK About Bearded Women

Mariam SUN 2016 MarchToday an article was published in the SUN in the UK written by Diana Appleyard, about three bearded women: Harnaam, Sarah Taylor and myself!

I am happy, that more and more the media is opening up and helping to raise awareness to the reality that some women have facial hair and that women do not have to fight against their body or facial hair. That they can choose to embracee and accept it! For too long women have tried to adapt to ideas of society and now it is time to be free and walk the path they like to walk!

Some women who have a beard might feel between man and woman and I for myself can say I do not feel like a “woman” as defined by society . – We humans can not be divided into only two categories! We all have so many aspects and I feel I have a lot of male but also female aspects so that I cannot say I am just woman in the sense of what women are described to be. The words : Woman – man are labels that take our freedom to be as we are. Why should a man be hard, not cry etc and a woman should behave in a womanlike way not being allowed to sit with legs wide open or climb on trees or repair some items in the house? We are living in a time where we have more and more awareness and are free to live out of this box thinking!

For generations it was not possible for people to live as they would have liked for the social pressures and dependencies. This is so much more possible today and  there might always be some kind of dependency – but we can move towards being as free as we can and want.

Link to the article:

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The Visit by Juan Hein Exhibition in Buenos Aires 2015

In 2010 the photographer Juan Hein took photos of me in Copenhagen Denmark.

The photographic work with the title: “The Visit” was created. In October 2015 these photos were exhibited in a galerie in Buenos Aires!

It is amazing how far they have traveled! It is the third place where they are being shown after   having been shown in Denmakr and Italy in the past years.

juan hein the visit buenos aires

 

 

THE SWEDISH BEARD BIBLE – Book release planned April 2016

the swedish beard bibleOn April, 15th 2016 the swedisch book about beards published by  Eric Thorsson and Axel Naver will be available in English!! Thats the date planned so far. The book was planned to be released already in December 2015 but unfortunately it had to be pushed further out. So hopefully now in Spring 2016 it will be available!

Link: Amazon.com

Article about the book from Australia

This book contains many interviews with bearded people, and one chapter is about me!! I am very happy that it is now available in swedish and in english!

Axel Naver und Eric Thorsson have a blog in swedish about Beards here is the LINK.