Men have “Movember,” during which they allow facial hair to grow to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.  So welcome to one for the girls – Januhairy– a reason to skip shaving and grow body hair with pride. Unless you do that already.

A drama student at the University of Exeter started the movement, having grown her own body hair for a performance and witnessing the reaction to it. “After a few weeks of getting used to it, I started to like my natural hair,” she commented on Instagram.

Januhairy encourages women to let the hair on their bodies grow in support of the charity Body Gossip, which empowers people to be the best version of themselves through arts and education.

Society seems to be behaving as if the natural hair we grow on our bodies is unattractive and distasteful. We are so used to removing our body hair that we are losing touch with our authentic selves.

So, let’s quit shaving everything for the month of January all in the aid of charity. If men can do it, then we can too.

Are you brave enough to go full 70s though?

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