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¿De qué se trata la nueva tendencia «JanuHairy» que sacude Instagram?

¿Depilarse o no? He ahí uno de los grandes dilemas que sigue dando muchísimo de qué hablar en el 2019. Justamente de ese debate nace el JanuHairy, una tendencia adoptada por muchísimas mujeres alrededor del mundo, que ha triunfado en redes sociales y que consiste en no depilarse durante todo el mes de enero.

JanuHairy viene de una combinación de enero y peludo en inglés, y es un término creado en Reino Unido por una joven de 21 años llamada Laura Jackson, que se hizo viral a través de Instagram, gracias a una publicación en donde muestra sus axilas sin depilar.

Al principio, tomó la decisión de no depilarse para meterse en el personaje de una actuación, pero luego comenzó a sentirse bien con su vello y decidió hacerlo publico con el objetivo de promover el Body Positive y terminar con el tabú del vello femenino.

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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

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Laura ha aclarado que no se trata de una campaña en contra de la gente que sí se depila y no ven el vello femenino como algo normal, sino de un movimiento que quiere empoderar a las mujeres a través de aceptarse tal cual son.

Además, también busca que la gente sea más respetuosa y tolerante entre sí, aceptando la diversidad y preferencias de todos.

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?: @youngheartxoldsoul – “Hair under an arm of a woman – a very big and difficult subject. But why? Isn't it normal to have hair on our bodies? Isn't everyone allowed to make the desicion to not shave their hair? Who told us that hair isn't okay? Why is somethimg so natural seen as wrong in our society? Whoever made us, created us with hair and our hair did always protect us, it never did us wrong. I am honest to y'all, I always shaved my hair and it was very difficult for me to let it grow for 3 weeks. But I wanted to let it grow to show you that it is okay, this doesn't mean you should too – please keep that in mind. I was relieved when I could shave my hair 10 minutes ago after taking the photo and I was feeling myself again. I will definitly still shave my armpits in the future. But I don't think it was disgusting, I wasn't sweating more than before and I wasn't smelling more after doing something intense. I will accept it more from now on if a woman makes or already made the desicion to let her hair grow. Everyone should do it how they prefer it and we should accept it and support the desicion others make.” ?

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A pesar de ser una tendencia que apenas está calando en las redes sociales, hay muchas personalidades dentro de la cultura pop que no han tenido problemas en demostrar que no siempre están perfectamente depiladas como Madonna, Julia Roberts y más recientemente la super-modelo Gigi Hadid.

JanuHairy está inspirado en el Movember (tendencia masculina de no depilarse en el mes de noviembre), y además de ser una campaña social, también busca recaudar fondos para la organización Body Gossip, que combina el arte y el teatro para incentivar a los jóvenes a aceptar sus cuerpos y los de los demás, por encima de los cánones de belleza impuestos.