So…Glitter Pits Are a Thing Now


Glitter pits
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If you're still reeling from #glitterbeard–a recent social media trend that has men covering their beards in glitter to resemble what would happen if a lumberjack and a pixie made out—then you better prepare yourself because glitter pits are coming to town. 

Whereas #glitterbeard is mostly for fun, however, #glitterpits is a feminist campaign to free the armpit, achieve "equality in the under-arms region," and "show that your furry pits are beautiful."

And while it's been around for awhile,  it seems to have started gaining momentum as of late, presumably because 1) it's the holidays (*sparkles*) and 2) it's a response to all the #glitterbeard fun men are having. 

Now, unlike a beard, it's kind of unclear how much you can actually flaunt your sparkly new armpit in the dead of winter. And like many social media "trends," this is probably limited to a few adventurous people on Instagram and not something everyone in your office will suddenly be doing. But we're all about letting everyone do their own thang—and if that means glitter pits, you do you.

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Diana Bruk
Viral Content Editor

My writing has regularly appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, VICE, Guernica, The New York Observer, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more publications. I was previously the Senior News Editor at Best Life Online and the Viral Content Editor in the Newsroom of Hearst Digital Media. My portfolio consists of a vast and diverse body of work that includes personal essays, lifestyle articles, breaking news posts, and viral content. My areas of expertise, however, are Russia, sex and relationships, and mental wellness.