New trend causing a very hairy situation for women… #Januhairy

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Have you learned about ‘Januhairy’?

Like the social movement in November, which encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health problems, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide, Januhairy is a new yearly event targeted to girls.

Januhairy encourages women to adopt their own body hair by developing it out throughout the month.

This brand new craze was started by Laura Jackson, a drama student at the University of Exeter at the U.K. afterwards she detected a difference in the way she felt when she grew her out body for a function.

“I climbed my body for a performance as part of my drama level in May 2018,” she wrote in a selfie posted on the Januhairy Instagram account.

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Hi I’m Laura, the gal behind Januhairy! I thought I would write a little about my experiences and how Januhairy came about… I grew out my body hair for a performance as part of my drama degree in May 2018. There had been some parts that were challenging for me, and others that really opened my eyes to the taboo of body hair on a woman. After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair. I also started to like the lack of uncomfortable episodes of shaving. Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn’t understand why I didn’t shave/didn’t agree with it. I realised that there is still so much more for us to do to be able to accept one another fully and truly. Then I thought of Januhairy and thought I would try it out. It’s a start at least . . . I have had a lot of support from my friends and family! Even though I had to explain why I was doing it to a lot of them which was surprising, and again, the reason why this is important to do! When I first started growing my body hair my mum asked me “Is it you just being lazy or are you trying to prove a point?” . . . why should we be called lazy if we don’t want to shave? And why do we have to be proving a point? After talking to her about it and helping her understand, she saw how weird it was that she asked those questions. If we do something/see the same things, over and over again it becomes normal. She is now going to join in with Januhairy and grow out her own body hair which is a big challenge for her as well as many women who are getting involved. Of course a good challenge! This isn’t an angry campaign for people who don’t see how normal body hair is, but more an empowering project for everyone to understand more about their views on themselves and others. This picture was taken a few months ago. Now I am joining in with Januhairy, starting the growing process again along with the other wonderful women who have signed up! Progress pictures/descriptions from our gals will be posted throughout the month. Lets get hairy 🌵 #januhairy #bodygossip #bodyhairmovement #happyandhairy #loveyourbody #thenaturalrevolution #natural #hairywomen #womanpowe

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“There’d been some parts which were challenging for me, and others that really opened my eyes to the omnipresent of body hair on a woman. Following a few weeks of becoming used to it, I started to like my natural hair. I also started to enjoy the lack of
uncomfortable episodes of shaving. Though I felt free and more confident in my own, a few people around me didn’t know why I didn’t shave/didn’t agree with it.”

“I realized that there’s so much more for us to perform to have the ability to accept one another fully and genuinely. Then I thought of Januhairy and thought I would try it out. It’s a start at least…”.

She explained that the photograph she posted was shot a couple of months ago, but she’s still participating in Januhairy and beginning the expanding procedure over again.

She’s encouraging others to encourage the motion and the reason behind associated with it.

Jackson produced a Crowdfunding webpage to encourage the body-positive business, Body Gossip, which enables every body to be the very best version of themselves through Arts.

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Um grupo de mulheres decidiu usar o Facebook como ferramenta para combater a imposição cultural relacionada à depilação impecável dos pelos nas axilas e das pernas, promovido em editoriais de moda e propagandas. O objetivo da campanha é promover a auto aceitação feminina. Lançada em janeiro e intitulada de Januhairy (“Janeiro Peludo”), a ação nascida na Inglaterra confronta os padrões de beleza, e já conquistou mulheres dos EUA, Canadá, Alemanha, Rússia e Espanha. “Algumas de nós não gosta (de estar depiladas), outras gostam. Mas continuamos femininas, higiênicas e bonitas, não importa se estamos peludas ou depiladas”, publicou a fundadora do grupo Laura Jackson. Saiba mais em LEIAJA.COM/NOTICIAS 📷 Reprodução/Facebook/Januhairy #pelos #cabelos #padrao #januhairy #TánoLeiaJá

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Just 9 days to the month, the motion has taken off.

You will find 2,796 Instagram posts together with all the hashtag #januhairy featuring empowering selfies out of participants.

One Instagram user explained why she had been participating in the motion.

“This is not a effort to say, ‘oh women should be hairy’ but a movement in solidarity to go over the importance of young women taking back possession of how their own body ought to look, if that means being not, it is up to individuals to pick.”

Some celebrities have already been promoting this movement way before the month began.

 

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