Hey babes! 2015 started out great here at HTHG with our first annual Pit In party! Siddal, Keri – fellow FYP spearheader from BANG Salon – and I dyed pits for fun and for freedom, and for The Lambert House. Manic Panic donated the color, and VAIN provided the venue. It was a demonstration of fun, freedom, expression, and body positivity.
Rain and I want to thank all who were a part of the planning and setup, and all of you great people who came by and let us dye your pits.
Thank you to Magnolia and her mom, who came together to be a part of a movement that encourages people to love their bodies. We were so excited to have an 8-year-old in the house! You can’t start kids too young on positive body and empowerment! Glad to have the next generation getting involved to help us represent something we’re passionate about.
Magnolia (age 8) said she “can’t WAIT to be 21, because then she will have pit hair that is so long she can braid it!”
We asked her what beauty means to her, and here is what she said:
Beauty is sweat. Beauty is tears. Beauty is strength. Beauty is side-burns. Beauty is freedom. Beauty is pits. Beauty is what you choose, not what others choose for you. Beauty is friendship. Beauty is love. Beauty is hope. Beauty is happiness. Beauty is dreams. Beauty is running. Beauty is laughter. Beauty is where the heart is. Beauty is a kiss.
I think that Magnolia is off to an amazing start on the subject of beauty. Future game changer if you ask me.
Chelsea, Keri and Rain held it down, helping with set up, dying pits, selling T’s and DIY pit dying merch.
Siddal and Chelsea kicked real ass. We couldn’t have done it without ’em. We refreshed the color in Siddal’s pits before the party the Pit- In started, so she would be fresh and bright. Chelsea’s pit color was still going strong from when Keri dyed them a couple weeks ago.
Adam knocked socks off with his orange pits and incredible poses.
Keri drew the designs for our first crop of FYP T-shirt’s and we had ’em designed/rendered by Jordan and screen printed at Pork Chop Printing here in Seattle. We have sizes s,m,l, and xl available online for $25 each, or you can pick one up at VAIN downtown at 2018 1st Ave in Seattle. Email me at howtohairgirl@gmail if you want a shirt shipped to you!
These two babes came to show support and get their pits dyed, and made amazing faces and let us take their photos.
This babe showed up to rep for the teen girls.
A wonderful group of metalsmiths came in from Greenlake Jewelry Works to ring in the New Year by freeing their pits, and showed us that you can totally dye stubble, and that more men should be freeing their pits.
This lovely woman showed up towards the end of the day, and we chatted about body positivity, the Free Your Pits Movement, and Fattitude, a PNW fat-positive community.
She left with a smile, and turquoise pits.
All in all, the Free Your Pits New Year Pit In was a great success, and it was all thanks to you! We can’t wait for the next one!
Here at HTHG, we deem 2015 The Year We Take Back Our Beauty.
xoxo, The FYP Movement