Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards:
This is Jusepe de Ribera’s 1631 painting, “The Bearded Woman.”
So why are some women able to grow beards?
There are a few reasons to why a woman could grow a beard. Although it is rare, there are a small number of women who are able to grow enough facial hair to have a true beard. Here are some reason to why a woman would grow a beard:
- Hormonal Differences caused by intersex traits, or intersex conditions. Such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Some are saying that PCOS is a form of intersex trait. Intersex traits could be as common as 1 in 150 people.
- Rare Genetic Disorders, such as Hypertrichosis
- Taking Anabolic Steroids, or Testosterone
Four Modern Day Bearded Women:
Here is a modern day lady’s story, about a woman named Mariam. She has been letting her facial grow since 2008.: Bearded woman says facial hair makes her feel sexy
This lady has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; but now does not treat it, allows herself to just be, and is at peace with herself now. Watch her story below:
Bearded Lady Beats the Bullies
Vivian Wheeler, Bearded lady: I’m not a mistake:
Below: Fuzzy Talk with Little Bear the Bearded Lady (My PCOS Story):