'Let's get hairy' for Januhairy: the new campaign encouraging women to grow their body hair 

Mail Online | 1/5/2019 | Harriet Johnston For Mailonline
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A month-long campaign encouraging women to grow out their body hair is happening for the first time.

Januhairy, set up by student Laura Jackson, 21, from Warwickshire aims to help women love and accept their natural hair while raising money for charity - rather like a female version of Movember.

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The Exeter University student said she came up with the idea after growing out her own hair for a performance.

'Though I felt liberated and more confident in myself, some people around me didn't understand or agree with why I didn't shave,' the third-year drama student said.


'I realised that there is still so much more for us to do to be able to accept one another fully and truly.'

Women from around the world have signed up to the challenge, from Spain to USA and Laura hopes to raise £1,000 for charity Body Gossip’s education program, which teaches young people about body image.

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Laura posted a snap of her armpits on Instagram to kickstart the challenge, saying: writing on Instagram: '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.'

But it hasn't all been positive reaction, as though Laura says she feels liberated, she explains that some people around her don't understand why she isn't shaving.

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'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...
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