My last post just got deleted.
The images were of friends & I at Confest over the weekend. We spent our days swimming, singing, playing, deeply conversing & enjoying our moment.
By the river, people do take off their clothes to swim. People are comfortable in their skin. Nobody is starring at each other’s genitalia with a sexually distorted view. I see so many different body types of all age groups, which is a direct reminder of the diversity of body types. It also gives so many other people permission to feel comfortable in their skin. I’m grateful to be surrounded by empowered communities who understand and acknowledge that we are all physically diverse & shouldn’t feel shame in our bodies, instead we should embody and express our beauty from within. If the only access to view the female (& male) form is from porn, movies and the media, the influence on our psyche will remain distorted
We need to, as a human race, dissolve the illusion of what our bodies are “meant” to look like, so women and men don’t feel pressured to get plastic surgery, mutilate their genitalia, inject steroids & starve themselves to feel like they belong
The topic of body image also brings up the issue of sexual distortion for me
The reason as to why there are so many indecent sexual acts is directly linked with the lack of education & access to realistic body exposure & healthy sexual expression, instead a dark veil has separated and almost concealed the beauty of the human body & our personal connection to our natural, intuitive aspects towards sexual expression.
Our naked bodies have been deemed “sinful”, “rude”, embarrassing”, “offensive”, “explicit”, “pornographic”, “unpleasant”, “humiliating”..The list goes on.
These cultural and social belief systems have conditioned so many of us with distorted perceptions surrounding nudity & sex.
Let’s speak up, educate & express from love. Let’s change the idea of body image, sex and sexuality so it can be represented better. Get to know your body. Love and accept the skin that you reside in. The human form is a beautiful, powerful creation, in all of its colours and shapes. 👣🍃🍑#freethenipple #bodypositive #speakup #speakout #empowerment