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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so your ftm?
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I wrote the really bad description when I was a teenager and didn't really understand what I was saying. But this is more about cross dressing and androgyny than anything else. ;) 
I am biologically female and identify and present as such. 
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
No. I am female. 
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Sunogsabatis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That mustache is boss! Well done!!!
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this image! Not only is it a beautiful picture, it stands for what you personally believe, which is great! And not shaving your underarms isn't disgusting, it's completely normal and human, and the only reason I shave is because I don't like the feeling of hair (I am a little OCD about it :) ) Congrats on being awesome!
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Oleie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you manage to get such a realistic looking mustache?
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I just drew it on with eyeliner I think. lol :D
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:iconoleie:
Oleie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I'll have to try that, thanks.
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks a little like John Watson from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie...(And the sequel.)
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watchmelive Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Acting how you feel and pursuing your own goals without regard to gender expectations? Sounds pretty feminist to me :) I think you're underestimating your audience - I love men and women who choose not to define themselves or their particular brand of beauty by what society expects they Ought To Be. It's much more honest, and more interesting.

I like the subtlety in this image, btw- it puts your gender in question, but not with violent extremes of lipstick and arm hair- really catches the idea of gender existing on a spectrum instead of just either/or. Your work is beautiful and so are you. Keep experimenting chica!
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
The description is from 2008 and I think I was a bit more feminist and a bit more outspoken then as opposed to how I am now.
I actually hate what I wrote in the description. But I left it that way because it's obviously how I felt at the time.
I still don't follow gender expectations, but I mean.. I've been with my boyfriend for 7 years, we live together, we share the chores, etc. As long as things are balanced between genders, that's fine by me. ;)

Thanks for the comment.
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paulsboat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
great photo, there is nothing wrong with not shaving your underarms as long as they are clean also if you fancy a mustache then have one i am the opposite to you i am male and love to wear a skirt i shave my body as it feels so good to be smooth, i cross-dress most of the time but do not try to pass as a woman i am happy as a man in women"s clothes.

i have always believed people should do what they want not what other people want as long as it does not harm other people.

regards Paulie
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I really don't believe in Gender standards either.
I think people are people regardless of how they want to represent themselves with appearances, etc.
And it doesn't really matter if you're male or female. ;)
If I were a man, I would probably want to wear womens clothing once in a while, just for fun.
It's fun to do something different once in a while.
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steinhakasei Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I honestly see nothing wrong with it. :) Women and men should look and act how they want with themselves. :)
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Agreed! :)
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SparkleFarts Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
a brilliant example of gender fuck, and an all around great picture. kudos.
and may i say you look damn good with a little underarm fuzz ^_^
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Why thank you! ;)
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Catz95 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Viva La Shaving. :3
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
:headbang:
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TheFanFicAuthor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
In Europe, isn't it considered a sign of beauty if a woman didn't shave under her arms or her legs?
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I think it used to, but women do shave over there now.
I was in Italy and Germany in May and I didn't see a single woman with hair legs or armpits. :shrug:
They might still do that in France though.
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paulsboat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
try Puerto Rico most of the older women have mustache's and hairy body's no one cares it is a personal thing to shave or not to shave.
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TheFanFicAuthor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hm. That's interesting. I mostly shave because I'm on swim team and the less stuff you have slowing you down, the better. Hair included. XD
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sephiriel75 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
I like the photo but I really love the text underneath the photo. I don't want to raise children too (but being an aunt would be nice - so I can spoil them when they're old enough ;) ) or playing housewife. It's good to see a beautiful woman who does what she wants and not what other people expect.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thank you for reading and viewing. Glad you like it. :)
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MidoriApple Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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Swann-shooter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I think is beautiful.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
thank you :)
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Swann-shooter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
You're very welcome.
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dannstar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I love this
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At0micDrag0n Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hairy armpit a bit harsh =D But otherwise its good =)
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SilvaKinzelmann Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
In my journal [link]
:heart:
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nameless14 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice. <3
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MsDarkVanilla Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just brilliant, especially the inclusion of the mustache.
I would have to say you're social experiment was a success, even if it P.O.ed as many people as I imagine it did.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you :)
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JazzinLyric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic concept (and expression!).
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you! :heart:
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Merc94 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. congratulations, you have been brave.

I also wanted to ask you if I could make a draw out of this, putting in the description a link to your original picture of course.
If you want to check out my gallery first, feel free to do it :)
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you! :heart:

Yes, that would be fine with me if you want to draw it, with credit in the description.
I'd love to see what you come up with, if you want to note me when it's finished?
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Merc94 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I definitely will :hug:

Thanks so much :D
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Mischx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually have some friends who don't shave their armpits and why would one not be comfortable with it? It's a matter of choice; something we can only applaud ^^ ~
I like how feminine this is, how the photo contradicts itself in so many ways; great job.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you very much! :heart:

I agree, it's a matter of choice.
It makes me sad actually to see today's youth so disgusted by body hair.
It's one of the most natural things there is. I don't see what there is to be afraid of.
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danodano Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Photographer
I atually like the whole concept. The aesthetic of the picture is gorgeous and the concept behind it is rather interesting. And you're also really pretty. (:
Great photo!
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thank you very much! :)
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AkaneSuki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!It's amazing! I love the contrast of the underarm hair and the feminin hand. Manly and feminin at the time, it's really beautiful!

Besides, women with underarm hair are gorgeous too xD Hair never killed anyone. As a matter of fact, we're all naturally hairy.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thank you :heart: I agree! :)
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IgneousSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it :D
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Alice6636 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
its great~~ luv it!
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princedirk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a lesbian and American and I was in no way offended by this. I liked it! I wish people understood gender =/= biological sex. Lovely pic!
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thank you :)
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