Are You Celebrating “Januhairy”?
It's only fair. Men have "Movember". Why shouldn't women enjoy a "no shave" month, also? Welcome to "Januhairy".
Apparently, the "Januhairy" movement was started by Laura Jackson a drama student at the University of Exeter in the U.K. According to her post about the event's origin, she grew her body hair for a performance as part of her drama degree in May 2018.
Jackson wrote on her Instagram post:
"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 realized 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."
For most women society demands female body hair be shaved, waxed, lasered or plucked. Becoming hair free can not only be painful, but very expensive. Maybe that's why so many women around the world are embracing the whole Januhairy movement.
The whole idea of Januhairy is to promote body positivity and acceptance of body hair on women. As repulsive as it might be for some guys, surely we can get through it one month a year. After all, love is about acceptance.
Unfortunately, while many larger "woke" cities around the world are familiar with the Januhairy concept, here in West Texas, you might have to explain more than once. Just send your haters a link to this story.
They still might not like the whole idea, but at least they'll know you're not the only one participating. I am totally supportive. Januhairy will be over before you know it.