In her twenties, Leah Jorgensen spent hours painstakingly shaving the hair that grew on her chin, cheeks, upper lip, chest, stomach, arms, legs and back. The polycystic ovary syndrome sufferer, said she used to feel like a "freak" due to excessive hair, but is finally comfortable in her own skin.
From the age of 14 she was branded a "man" by bullies and in a Real hairy women bid to hide the hair, she wore full-sleeved, high-necked shirts and long trousers for 13 years. The excess hair is caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder which Real hairy women cause hirsutism, or abnormal, male-pattern hair growth.
Because of her condition, Leah feared people getting Real hairy women to her and seeing the hair on her face which resulted in her not having her first kiss until age 27 and avoiding the dentist for 12 years. But since ditching the razor and showing her hair off in public, Leah said she feels "empowered" - and hopes her story will give other women courage.