DeWanda Wise Explains Why She Dyed Her Armpit Hair for 'She's Gotta Have It'
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DeWanda Wise Explains Why She Dyed Her Armpit Hair for ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

STYLE FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME DeWanda Wise "I decided to color my armpit hair, because razors were just marketed to women in the 19th century," Wise told The Hollywood Reporter. Actress DeWanda Wise calls herself "radically soft" when it comes to feminism and her views. The now 35-year-old proposed to her husband actor Alano Miller (not the other way around) and opts to embody fully-formed female roles, such as Clara, an enslaved Gullah Geechee woman she played on the period series Underground, and Nola Darling, who touts sexual liberation in Spike Lee’s film-turned-television-series She’s Gotta Have It (season two debuted May 24 on Netflix). While promoting her new venture, Project Purple Light with Barefoot Wine to celebrate the self-expression of black women as art, Wise discussed taking subtle measures to empower women through her already enlightened role. Think neon green hair in a not-so-obvious place — she decided to dye her armpit hair while filming She’s Gotta Have It in order to send a message about the sexist nature of shaving. "This is so silly and small, but season two, I decided to color my armpit hair, because razors were just marketed to women in the 19th century, just […]

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