I’ve met many women and heard many opinions ranging from the practical to the philosophical on the subject of body hair. Of these many women I’ve met I’ve seen a narrower variation in what they actually practice with regards to body hair.
I have met some women who currently would rather not remove their body hair, but for some reason they feel they must. While others feel comfortable with their decision not to remove their body hair, but feel they are obliged to make sure their clothes never reveal this fact in public. Still others are happy for their bodies to have hair, do not moderate their clothing to hide this fact and yet have to live in a culture where their hair is negatively commented upon, either by strangers or more intimate people in their lives.
This blog, this campaign, this consciousness-raising exercise is for them. If you have ever felt that way, this blog is for you.
It is my belief that as a rule, people of this world don’t much care how much or little body hair you have and would not pass judgement or even comment about it.
Since this is so, the ‘invisible’ pressure exerted by bad school experiences and air-brushed 50ft high bill boards is pretty far behind the real opinion of the times.
Hairy Awarey is a two month long consciousness-raising campaign to show that women are hairy, we always have been, you can see it when we wear summery clothes, and no-one cares. It’s to invite women out of their shells, out of their black leggings and sleeved dresses, out of their long swimming trunks and their bathrooms undertaking painful, costly and time-consuming procedures.
Come outside, the air’s lovely.