She also power-poses, taking up space — evidently never having been informed that girls in pretty dresses should keep their knees together. On her feet, a pair of pristine sneakers announce themselves as the footwear of choice for fierce gals in skirts. And on her legs, the ultimate fashion accessory for this and, in my opinion, every winter: hair.
A year-old student is urging women to ditch their razors for January for a body-positive campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding female body hair. Ms Jackson explained how she got the idea after growing her body hair for a performance, as part of her drama degree, in May I also started to like the lack of uncomfortable episodes of shaving.
Naina Kataria says that she wants to question the unrealistic definitions of beauty impressed upon women. A woman has taken on the body shamers by sharing an image of her unshaven legs online - along with a poem describing how women are judged by their looks. Naina Kataria has hit out at those who make negative comments about female body hair, telling them to "stop getting grossed out by hairy women".
For some, it's empowering to go against the grain and our society's fixation with female hairless bodies. It's natural, so if you've got it, flaunt it. For others, seeing visible armpit and leg hair still creates discomfort. It spurred that much conversation.
On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Jemima Kirke of Girls flashed her fair-coloured au naturel look — earning some cringes — at the June 1 CFDA awards, one of the top fashion events of the year. Love it or hate it, not shaving under the arms has morphed into a call to action for other women as well who are looking to be free of the constraint or choose for themselves without ridicule.
Females around the world have taken to publishing pictures of their un-pruned pins across social networking sites. By posting pictures of their unshaven limbs, the supporters are making waves across social media by saying no to waxing or shaving. One online community, called the Hairy Legs Club, encourages ladies to embrace the fuzz and proudly present their growth to the world.
A student who stopped shaving her legs four months ago has been trolled online after showing off her hairy legs. Ana Calatayud Perez-Manglano, 24, stopped shaving in November last year because she no longer wanted to — and said she will only start again when she feels like it. But after uploading a viral video of her legs covered in thick, dark hair to social media, the fine arts student, from Valencia, Spain, was stunned to be hit by a barrage of sexist comments.
These are external links and will open in a new window. A month-long campaign encouraging women to grow out their body hair is happening for the first time. Founder Laura Jackson, 21, said she has had a "great response" and women from all over the world have now signed up to take part. The Exeter University student said she came up with the idea after growing out her own hair for a performance.
W omen, throw down your razors: Januhairy is here. This month-long body-hair amnesty is the new Veganuary. Which is the new Dry January.