Laura Jackson
Laura Jackson, precursora del movimiento
Imagen tomada de la cuenta de Instagram janu_hairy
8 Ene 2019 11:28 PM

'Januhairy', la tendencia que busca acabar con la imposición de la depilación

El año comienza con una iniciativa que reivindica el vello femenino.
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'Januhairy', palabra que surge de la unión entre "january" (enero) y "hair" (pelo), es la tendencia que se ha tomado las redes sociales en el inicio de 2019. 

La campaña, que busca hacer de la depilación una elección propia y no una imposición social, tomó fuerza después de que Laura Jackson, una joven británica de 21 años, dejó crecer su vello corporal y lo hizo público a través de su cuenta de Instagram. 

Todo comenzó cuando Jackson, estudiante de arte de dramático, dejó de depilarse en medio de la preparación de un monólogo feminista. A pesar de que en ese tiempo Laura se sintió bien con el pelo de su cuerpo, percibió rechazo entre su círculo, por lo que decidió comenzar con la iniciativa.

A través de la popular red social, la joven comenzó a mostrar imágenes referentes al crecimiento del vello. En una de ellas se pueden ver sus piernas sin depilar, acompañada de una frase que dice: "No hay nada más bonito que una mujer que deje de disculparse por ser ella misma, cómoda en su perfecta imperfección. Para mí, esa es la verdadera esencia de la belleza".

Esta es la imagen de Laura Jackson luciendo sus piernas:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"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

Una publicación compartida de Januhairy (@janu_hairy) el 28 Dic, 2018 a las 12:48 PST

 

De igual forma, la joven publicó otra imagen en la que mostró su axila al natural. En la descripción de la fotografía, Laura Jackson relató de dónde surgió la idea y cómo se sintió cuando comenzó su aventura. 

Así luce la axila sin depilar de la joven británica: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Una publicación compartida de Januhairy (@janu_hairy) el 2 Ene, 2019 a las 10:35 PST

 

La capacidad de convocatoria de la británica ha sido sorprendente. 'Januhairy' ha sido un éxito y mujeres de países como Canadá, Estados Unidos, Rusia y Francia ya se han sumado a la campaña.