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35 Women Who Ditched Their Razors For No-Shave ‘Januhairy’ Share Progress Pics

A new year brings new trends and resolutions to try. This year, many women are out trying to smash the patriarchy and unrealistic beauty standards and expectations of women all over the world. To do this, some have decided to partake in a no-shave “Januhairy.” The idea came from student Laura Jackson, who said that the idea behind the campaign was to empower women to understand more about themselves and about others. Essentially, the goal is that women grow out their hair all January long without shaving. And, to celebrate how far they have come, women have been sharing their progress pictures so far, in the second week of January.

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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.

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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 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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Fotinhos de amor próprio aaaaa 🏖❣️ #januhairy

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Takže, prešla som si veľa obdobiami. Od problémami s tetániou, cez psychické problémy až po vyliečenie ( vďaka bohu).Načo sa Vám tu sťažujem? Lebo chcem vysvetliť včerajšiu “kauzu” “zdrb začo môžeš”. Kým Vy si vylievate svoje narážky na mňa, je tu ten čo to prijíma a číta, tentokrát ja. Vyčítali ste mi moje reakcie, že neviem gramatyku alebo že si farbím vlasy. Ale ako by ste sa vy postavili k týmto veciam? Ako by ste vy reagovali keby Vám píšu už cca rok, rôzne narážky, že som kurva, ako to vyzerám, že sa neholím..atď. Chcela by som vidieť ako by ste sa vy postavili k týmto všetkým “problémom” a ako by ste s nimi bojovali. Ja, najprv som s tým mala veľké problémy, trápilo ma to, fakt sa ma to dotklo. Už veľa krát som s rodičmi chcela ísť na políciu..ale vždy to prestalo a po čase zase začalo. Lenže, začalo mi byť lepšie. Konečne som sa postavila na nohy a tým som sa obrnila proti všetkým neprajníkom a tým čo ma odsudzovali. Kto som? Môžem povedať, že sebavedomé dievča, ktoré si ide za svojím a chce s vami zdieľať svoje pocity a urobiť aspoň malý kúsok dobra v tomto svete. Vaše poznámky, mi píšte kľudne ďalej, rada si to prečítam. A áno, na fotke mám zmenšený nos a zväčšené pery. ———————————————————— #makeup #concealer #bronzer #contour #powder #lips #liquidlipstick #mattelipstick #eyebrows #eyeshadow #eye #glitter #mascara #beauty #highlighter #todaymakeuplook #makeupfortoday #girls #girl #makeupgirl #followforlike #liketime #likeforlikes #follow4like #likeforfollow #like4likes @makeupartist_skcz #januhairy

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#januhairy #januhammock #hair #janeiropeludo

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Well I’ve heard it’s #januhairy now, so I decided to join. I had begun to shave in elementary school after I went to a swim class and one classmate asked me why I don’t have shaved armpits. I still remember the feeling of surprise and humiliation that something is wrong with my body. At this age, you can easily get the impression that if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing, something is wrong with you. I often heard in high school that I would be more attractive if I didn’t have such hairy hands. With time, it gradually became clear to me that the main reason why I shave is mainly the inner pressure from this learned norm and the automatic expectation of the society. It sounds banal, but I think this pressure on women is really strong and unnecessary. Now I’m satisfied with all my hair because the hairs are normal. Peace out

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🐒 #januhairy

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i’ve been in the modelling industry since i turned 18 and the last 5 years i haven’t shaved my legs and 2 years haven’t shaved my armpits – when i was finally brave enough to lift my arm in photos i got a lot of hate, to the point of death threats and i am regularly told it’s disgusting and i need to shave. it’s so good to see the stigma of natural body hair on women being challenged by other people! i have felt so alone in this path. the tears i’ve shed over the journey to embrace my own body hair is so ridiculous and can still be so sad for me to think about. over the last week i discovered @janu_hairy – big thanks to some of you tagging them on my profile! (please always tag me in things you think i’ll be interested in) 🙏🏼 looking into the movement tonight has got me crying and i didn’t want to wait any longer to share something about it. i never know where to begin with talking about my body hair experience. the videos i shared on youtube barely touch the surface and were both anxiety inducing to film. the thought of making more weighs on me, i want to but there’s just so much i want to do… and say. the reactions to my body hair are often nasty and my audience is over 200,000 men that cannot relate. i have felt so alone, i have felt so wrong, i have felt so annoying. i have been brushing off the impact of everything and afraid to talk about it because… i’m a “strong independent woman”, i should “ignore the trolls” and there are worse things going on in the world i should be talking about right? but… it’s ok to be fed up with something. it’s ok. it sometimes feels the only audience i reach when i upload are men with a fetish and i’m fed up of my natural body being simply a fetish. i want to change this. i want to reach women and show them it’s ok to embrace it. i want to reach little girls and show them they don’t have to remove it! i want to be heard and i want to be seen outside of the sex industry. i want to be the person i needed when i was younger, the change i want to see in the world. who else is with me? what if you didn’t shave in january? what if you shared your own body hair experience? #januhairy | wearing beautiful new @harlowandfox bra.

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missing my yoga mat this morning! can’t wait to get back into daily practise 🤩 wearing @imbodhiwear bodysuit.

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#januhairy

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Cos girls have body hair too 🙂 #januhairy

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Postnarozeninová permutační. #sešfaktdivná . . . . . . . . . * * * * * * * * * * . #januhairy

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sol é terapia #januhairy #dachshund

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