#Januahairy: ¡Bota la rasuradora y apoya esta noble causa!

Solo por 31 días mujeres en todo el mundo le están gritando ¡NO! a la depilación, unidas bajo el hashtag #Januahairy. ¿Qué significa esto? Es una mezcla de las palabras “enero” y “peludo” en inglés, lo que se traduce en #EneroConVellos. El motivo es increíble: Están luchando por el amor propio, es decir, aceptarse y sentirse cómoda tal cual son. Esto incluye dejarse crecer cada uno de los pelos. ¿Te animas?  

La iniciativa nace gracias a la inglesa Laura Jackson. Con solo 21 años, esta estudiante universitaria tuvo la idea de promover el #Januahairy tras haberse dejado crecer el vello para una presentación que era parte de su titulación en mayo del 2018.  

Aunque me sentí liberada y más confiada en mí misma, algunas personas a mi alrededor no entendían por qué no me afeitaba o no estaban de acuerdo con eso. Me di cuenta de que aún nos queda mucho por hacer para poder aceptarnos unos a otros de manera plena y real”, posteó en su cuenta de Instagram.

Aunque Laura asegura que ha sido apoyada por sus familiares y amigos, tuvo que explicar a muchos de ellos por qué no se depilaba. “Cuando comencé a hacer crecer mi vello corporal, mi mamá me preguntó «¿Es que solo estás siendo perezosa o estás tratando de probar un punto?». ¿Por qué deberíamos ser llamados perezosas si no queremos afeitarnos? ¿Y por qué tenemos que estar demostrando un punto?”.

Con esta iniciativa, Laura espera recaudar mil dólares para la ONG Body Gossip. Esta organización benéfica busca lograr que cada persona se convierta en la mejor de sí mismo y disfrute de su propia marca de belleza.  

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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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