JD Samson- musician, band member of LeTigre
"All the kids from my town in Ohio mustache-bashed me and suggested all kinds of remedies like bleaching and waxing," but later had a realization after a friends pep talk that "the mustache that I had tried desperately to hide all my life was in fact hot," she said. "It's a measure of masculinity that I was so lucky to be born with. It was like a light bulb went off in my head. 'Reclaim it, J D, love it! Take what other people said was ugly your whole life and make it beautiful.' Sometimes I think of my mustache as my armor."