Januhairy campaign wants women to accept and grow out their body hair
The start of a new yearly tradition?
January is usually associated with new beginnings, new plans, new directions.
Diets, gym memberships, and "Dry January" are all part of starting a new year.
But for the first time ever, Januhairy is taking place, a month long campaign which has been set up in order to encourage women to accept and grow out their body hair.
21-year-old university student Laura Jackson is the founder of the campaign and she recently told BBC News that "Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn't understand or agree with why I didn't shave.
"I realised that there is still so much more for us to do to be able to accept one another fully and truly."
"I just want women to feel more comfortable in their own beautifully unique bodies. This isn't an angry campaign for people who don't see how normal body hair is. It is an empowering project for everyone to understand more about their views on themselves and others."
Jackson hopes to raise £1,000 for charity Body Gossip's education programme, which teaches young people about body image.
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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