The Facebook group for Hairy Awarey has gone live and we have 18 members in the first day – we’re on our way! Here’s the link so you can join: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119684894719876
One of the most important parts of Hairy Awarey is the “flash-mob” effect of exposing the general public to our beautiful body hair and also the knowledge for all our participants that others are doing the same. So if you are planning to participate in Hairy Awarey it would be great if you could drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on the blog to tell us so, whether as an individual, a group of friends or a network. That way we’ll all know we’re not alone.
watch this space
Hairy Awarey isn’t hard to join in with. But there is one thing you have to do in preparation and that’s grow some hair. This act alone may be inspiring for you. If so, fantastic! Now that you’ve participated in Hairy Awarey you can honestly say that your future hair removal choices are just that, a choice.
However, the aim of Hairy Awarey is a hair consciousness-raising session and if you can grow your hair and show it off too then we’re on our way. This may just be not caring about whether your nearest and dearest catch a glimpse of that armpit, or it may be going the whole hog in public. Try something small at first and then build up.
When I first dared to show my hair (unshaved legs and *gasp* shorts) I had a surge of nerves when it came to the big day (This was the first of many incidences when I questioned if not-shaving is really a choice for most women). But, as I walked around day after day I realised that not only was no-one approaching me to tell me off about my hairy legs but no-one was even the slight bit interested, or even able to see my hairy legs if they were. And this will hopefully be one of the outcomes of Hairy Awarey – realising that one’s own fears about showing hair in public are much stronger than any societal sanctions.
Yay to the first post on the Hairy Awarey home page!
Thanks for coming. I thought I’d better get this set up soon since June & July are up and coming and if you’re planning on participating in Hairy Awarey you may need time to grow you hair back. If you haven’t already, why not pop by the About page to see what Hairy Awarey is all about.
So why have we started Hairy Awarey? Well there is the prevailing feeling among women that to publicly show their body hair is unacceptable (reasons and debates about this in another post I think!) After seeing a blog post about this very thing, the comments made extremely interesting reading. Some women liked to remove their hair, others didn’t and pretty much everyone said they didn’t mind what others chose to do. However many of them claimed they would rather be more hairy than they are now but felt the wider world would not allow it. Many said they would let themselves be hairy if they saw other people doing it, or would only be brave enough if someone else did it too. The Hairy Awarey crowd have always tried to show their hair, in a small scale mission to show the world that hair is acceptable, but it seemed something a bit more was needed.
So, we at Hairy Awarey are encouraging everyone to show their hair all at once so that women can be free of this taboo forever. We’re doing it, many people are doing it and this is an excuse to get together with your hairy friends and do it too. It may be that you “grow” but don’t “show”, it may be that you’ve got some growing to do. It may be that you’re a shower (good on you!) but there’s still a final taboo to overcome. It may be that you can’t ever imagine yourself growing or showing, but perhaps you’ll ask the people around you what they think about it, and you may be surprised.
Whatever you do for Hairy Awarey, do it together and do it with pride.