A Mixed Bag of Reactions
Coming out of the closet as a bearded lady is no small feat. It can take decades to work up the courage for this kind of big reveal. While it’s tricky to hide a beard from those closest to you, it’s easy to fly under the radar with strangers and the general public. When women let their beards grow, they draw more attention when they go out.
While some women have been insulted or even threatened by onlookers, most comments seem to express shock or support. In an interview with allure online magazine, Alma Torres related that “I’ve had people say, “Yo, she has a full beard” as I walk past, or “What is that?” But I’ve also gotten positive reactions, like: “Your beard looks really dope” or “You are sure rocking that beard, girl. Don’t change.”