Januhairy: Women Share Pictures of Hairy Arms, Legs and Pits to Celebrate Body Hair
Januhairy pictures. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ hairygirlsarebeautiful, onlylittlemy and janu_hairy)

The body hair stigma has been an on-going battle for women. The disgust which most people have for body hair has been a debated issue from quite some time. However, now just like men have "Movember," wherein men grow their facial hair to raise awareness for men's health issues like prostate cancer, the ladies have "Januhairy," which celebrates body hair and women skip shaving their body hair. Started by Laura Jackson who is a drama student at the University of Exeter in the U.K., began the movement. The movement aims to make people comfortable about their body hair.   Do You Shave Your Pubic Hair? Here Are Traditions that Women Follow Around the World.

She posted a picture on her Instagram with a long post where he mentioned that the body hair for a performance as part of my drama degree and after that she began to like it that way. She said, "After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair," She posted on the Instagram account that she made for the campaign called @janu_hairy, "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." She concluded with, "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."

Take a look at the picture and complete post by @janu_hairy.

 

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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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Here are some other women who joined the campaign Januhairy with the pictures of their body hair.

 

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Celebrating body hair

 

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Body hair is beautiful

 

 

 

 

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Body hair deserves all the love in the world and awareness about it on social media is absolutely important. However, the offline world still largely unaware of how important it is to stop hating your own body hair.  While we also believe that it is an individual's choice to hae body hair or get rid of it, but hating body hair or getting disgusted by it shouldn't be an option.