Lalonie Davis is a freakin’ hero. The 17-year-old was recently trashed by a bunch of internet trolls after posting a selfie featuring her unshaved armpit. Luckily, she handled it in the best way possible.
“A body hair positivity post to remind you all that what I do with my body is MY choice,” she wrote alongside the original photo posted last week. “You don’t have to like it, but please know that misogynistic opinions that shame girls for having body hair while ignoring boys who do will never get me to change who I am,” she continued. “You are lame af if you take time out of your day to police someone’s body. I will post what I want and do what I want with my body. Baby girls don’t ever let anyone ever make you feel bad for being who you are or doing what you want to do. You are deserving of self respect and love no matter the decisions you make with your body.”
She ended the post on a high-note: “Body hair is normal and so are you. It’s okay to do what you want to do with your body. I love you guys. 💕”
Of course, because some people are just terrible, Davis was targeted by numerous negative Instagrammers in her comments section. Because when you have an opinion on what someone looks like, you really need to let them know about it.
But because this girl is clearly a badass, she hit back with an epic response.
“Y’all think body hair on girls is gross, I think misogyny is grosser 🤷🏾♀️,” she wrote. “Why can’t I do what I want to do w MY body w/o being told to kill myself? Within one hour of posting a picture of my body hair on twitter, I received over 200 negative quotes tweets. I had to turn my notifications off be a use my phone kept freezing. This just goes to show so much about our culture, why do y’all hate carefree woman so much? posting a body positive picture means I’m seeking attention, not shaving means I hate men, I have a mental illness, and I should kill myself. Never did I ever say that all women should shave their armpits, never did I say that I hate men, I’m simply doing what I want with my body. I’m comfortable in who I am & what I do what my body, as stated in the caption never would I ever let misogynistic opinions change who I am.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Dear internet trolls, you’ll never win. Can’t you just STFU already?