Join the #JanuHairy2020
fundraiser and awareness campaign
At Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW), we’re interested in asking questions — of ourselves, and of the culture that shapes us. For the month of January, we’re thinking critically about our relationships with body hair. Why do we shave, or not? And do we make those decisions for ourselves?
Join us in our #JanuHairy2020 fundraiser and awareness campaign! Start conversations about body hair, listen deeply to the folks who share their stories, and make a financial donation of any amount to support HGHW programming that helps girls* across Maine challenge a society that ignores their brilliance.
This is how you can participate in #JanuHairy2020
1. Sign up and donate the money you’d spend on hair removal to Hardy Girls
Donate your hair-removal money to building coalitions of girls across the state of Maine, and save your shaving-time for squashing gender norms!
Please don’t let money stop you from participating! We’ve set these levels of participation to accommodate (hopefully) everyone:
$10.35 – No razors for me this month!
$31.65 – Skipping my monthly bikini wax.
$84.40 – Brows, legs, and bikini wax will just have to wait.
$1 – I’m a student/don’t have the cash, but want to participate.
2. Become one of the 31 brave folks to be a part of our
#JanuHairy2020 photo essays.
Share your personal story and experiences learning hair-related gender norms.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with #JanuHairy2020 in the subject line to receive more information about how to participate in the photo essays.
3. See what it’s like not to shave for a month!
What if you just didn’t shave, wax, or pluck for a month? What would you notice? How would you feel? Would other people notice? What would they say? Try not removing hair for a month to challenge the way you think about your body and the choices we all make about body hair.
4. Start conversations on social media with #JanuHairy2020
Ask your friends and family what they think about body hair and gender expectations on your social media accounts, or share a selfie and your experiences with body hair and learning gender expectations with your social circle. Start interesting conversations and use the #JanuHairy2020 hashtag!
Feeling bold? Try all 4 of the above!
Get creative! See what it’s like not shaving. Or donate personal care products to a women’s shelter. Talk with someone you trust about why they do or do not shave.
We welcome the participation of anyone who wants to challenge gender norms around body hair. We’d love for each person to choose a way to participate meaningfully.
Sign up to donate for #JanuHairy2020 to help us measure the fundraising progress.