Con el hashtag Januhairy una campaña en redes invita a las mujeres a no depilarse en enero. La iniciativa partió de una joven apasionada de la literatura, las tendencias y los memes, y se hizo viral.
Para promover una percepción del cuerpo saludable y afirmativa, que se libere de normas culturales, Laura Jackson, de 21 años, creó "Januhairy". El nombre de la iniciativa juega con las palabras "enero" y "peludo" en inglés, e invita a las mujeres a que dejen crecer el vello corporal durante todo este mes. Si bien es la temporada de verano por excelencia en este lado del globo, muchas jóvenes ya se están sumando al challenge.
Según cuenta en su posteo de Instagram, desde donde hace la invitación, todo comenzó cuando en la Universidad, Laura tuvo que preparar una presentación un monólogo sobre el feminismo y para ser más congruente con la causa decidió dejar de depilarse por varios meses.
“Algunas partes para mí fueron difíciles y otras me hicieron abrir los ojos sobre el tabú del vello corporal de una mujer. Tras unas semanas empecé a acostumbrarme y me empezó a gustar mi cabello natural, y me gustó librarme de la incómoda depilación y me sentí liberada y con más confianza en mí misma”, relata.
Laura explicó que, aunque muchas personas la apoyaron hay otras que se negaban a aceptarlo. “Me di cuenta que aún nos queda mucho por hacer para poder aceptarnos de manera plena y sincera”, mencionó.
Go @janu_hairy go! Im in! ・・・ 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 #thenaturalrev
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eeeeek i’ve just learnt about januhairy!! it’s always so exciting for me to see new waves of this movement of body nonconformity. it’s gaining a lot of attention from the media which is EXACTLY what is needed. people need to be reminded over and over that what women choose to do with their bodies is THEIR OWN DAMN CHOICE. people need to see women who do not care to change themselves to fit our society’s bullshit beauty standards until seeing that becomes the norm. that is the only way we can change the standards . shave or don’t, i don’t care or judge you either way, it’s your choice! but i do encourage all women to think about the changes they make to their bodies and think about why they do it. who they do it for . personally, there are so many reasons i don’t shave my armpits and very few reasons why i would. but one of my biggest motivators not to is knowing that by not shaving i am actively choosing not to give money to companies, and the people who run them, that think that women’s bodies aren’t good enough the way they naturally are . so, go follow @janu_hairy !! put something different on your insta feed - if you’re unsure about stopping shaving, it may help shift your perspective to see the beauty in it.