Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers

Women with Beards.

Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards: 



Grace Gilbert – The Redheaded Bearded Lady


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Rare Genetic Disorders, such as Hypertrichosis
  3. 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):






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