Laura Jackson una joven británica de 21 años, estudiante de arte dramático en la Universidad de Exeter, decidió lanzar la iniciativa que pide a las mujeres sumarse a aceptar el vello corporal y luchar contra los tabús y estándares de belleza que soy impuestos por la sociedad.

“Junuhairy”, es un movimiento que combina los términos “enero” y “peludo”. Nace como un proyecto en mayo de 2018, luego que Laura preparó un monólogo para apoyar el pensamiento femenino y el feminismo.

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"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty."~Steve Maraboli • • • @i_am_morgie~ “…Imagine if everyone just decided that today was the day they loved themselves and embraced every part of them selves. Accepting and loving your body and your "flaws" because you know they are what makes you who you are. If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others.”👏 • • • All the girls joining in januhairy are shaving off their body hair on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31st) ready to kick start the new year with a new challenge! We have many women who have signed up for this charity project so far, from the age range of 16-60! ✨💃✨💃 Sign up and join in while you can! #3daysleft #januhairy #thenaturalrevolution #bodyhairmovement #bodypositive #spreadlove #behappy #namaste#hairywomen #healing #healthylifestyle #selfcare #loveyourself #beyourself #bethechange #divine #inspireothers #inspirationalquotes #positivity #goodvibesonly #lifeisbeautiful #hairy #gratitude #weareone #higherconsciousness #freespirit #empowerment #smile #feelgood #bodygossip

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Su idea central es “Aceptas tu cuerpo como es… al natural”. Su objetivo principal es llamar a las mujeres a no depilarse ninguna parte del cuerpo durante de enero.

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HAPPY JANUHAIRY Januhairy is a project for women to challenge social norms and grow out their body hair for the month of January, all to raise money for Body Gossips education program. Women have signed up from around the world including Spain, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada and lots of women dotted around England, ready to kick-start the new year with a new challenge. Today is day one of Januhairy! Let’s do this, girls… Attached in the bio is the sponsorship form. All money raised will go towards Body Gossips Education program- aiming to change young minds and their views on their bodies! Please donate for as much as you can as even the smallest amount of money you can spare will make an enormous difference for this fantastic charity! There will also be a prize for the largest sponsor! Let's start 2019 the right way! 🌵💃✨

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Laura finalmente decidió lanzar su idea en las redes sociales a ver el impacto que generaría, aunque al principio le fue algo difícil acostumbrarse al vello corporal. Cuando se dio cuenta el tabú que existe sobre la mujer y la depilación, le comenzó a gustar y se sintió más segura de sí misma. En lo personal dice que se liberó de la incómoda depilación.

La joven británica a través se su proyecto hace un llamado a todas las mujeres a que se sumen al movimiento y que puedan compartir en sus redes sociales. Lo único que tienen que hacer es dejar crecer su vello. Con esto también espera recaudar 1,000 euros para el programa educativo de caridad Body Gossip, que enseña a los jóvenes amar su cuerpo.

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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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Su iniciativa no se ha hecho esperar y ya cuenta con el apoyo de chicas de Estado Unidos, Canadá, Francia y España que no han tenido ninguna duda en compartir el crecimiento de su vello.