#Januhairy: Women grow out body hair to fight stigma

Women from around the globe are forgoing their razors and wax appointments throughout January as a part of a month-long movement dubbed 'Januhairy'.

Participants had their last shave on New Year's Eve and are growing their natural hair while raising money for charity.

The campaign which started in the UK has quickly spread, with advocates of self-love and self-acceptance sharing pictures of their hairy bodies online.

Founder Laura Jackson explains that the movement is about women challenging social norms and expressing their agency and bodily autonomy.

It's a project for women to come together, support one another and challenge some social norms.

Laura Jackson, Founder of the Januhairy Campaign

We shouldn't feel like we have to shave or we have to grow out our hair. We should feel like we can make whatever choice we want to make and not feel judged for what that decision is.

Laura Jackson, Founder of the Januhairy Campaign

The 21-year-old British university student says the campaign is largely based on social media, using the tag #Januhairy.

She says there has been a lot of negative response to the campaign, proving how embedded the stigma of bodily hair is.

Listen to learn more about the inspiration behind the initiative:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : #Januhairy: Women grow out body hair to fight stigma


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Clearing thirsty alien vegetation a cheaper way to help fill up Cape dams'

'Clearing thirsty alien vegetation a cheaper way to help fill up Cape dams'

Here's why the City should make more budget provisions to clear catchment areas of invasive alien trees guzzling CT's water supply.

Safa CEO thankful for support as supporters snap up free Banyana match tickets

Safa CEO thankful for support as supporters snap up free Banyana match tickets

Banyana Banyana will face the Netherlands at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

Marine sciences piloted as subject at three Cape schools

Marine sciences piloted as subject at three Cape schools

The Two Oceans Aquarium has trained teachers at the three “Marine Sciences Node Schools” to teach the subject themselves.

Zim govt likely pressurised providers to pull plug on internet - tech expert

Zim govt likely pressurised providers to pull plug on internet - tech expert

Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator Econet is reported to have shut down internet services on its network entirely.

Grooming pains: The price of grooming your body hair

Grooming pains: The price of grooming your body hair

Clinical sexologist Professor Elna McIntosh describes the delicate grooming issues people encounter to look good.

Popular articles
Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Investigative Journalist at Amabhungane Susan Comrie says the advance payment was from a totally different contract.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary Springbok about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)