The Life of a Nudist Activist Print
Topics - Guy & Carla Purcella
Monday, 25 January 2016 05:32

The Life of an Activist, (myself included)

What is an ACTIVIST? Here's a good definition-

An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of social change. When you participate in a march protesting the closing of a neighborhood library, you're an activist. Someone who's actively involved in a protest or a political or social cause can be called an activist.

I stand up for many things and campaign for change in several of those often, but most notable for the acceptance of nudity in public and acceptance of our naked bodies. So yes, I'm an Activist.

The Price For Standing up For What You Believe in, or for Being an Activist.

Some of us feel a calling to stand up for something we believe is wrong and needs changed, and we realize that somebody has to do it, and if not us, then who? So we dedicate a lot of our time to trying to convey our message, and to reach others who are often misinformed about the subject we are an activist for. We post memes, share and tell stories, provide facts, etc, in an attempt not to force others to believe our way, but as a way to educate others about our cause.

But being an activist comes at a price, and it's a price we WILL pay, and one we are willing to pay. We can lose friends, family can pull away or even shun us, and sometimes our Facebook friends get tired of seeing our activist posts. We can also be arrested if we choose to fight laws we believe are injust, and of course we can lose Facebook accounts and have to start all over. But we are passionate about it and believe it is for the betterment of society. We believe that we CAN make a change so we sacrifice our time trying to reach others. Sometimes we are called names, and often we are preaching to the choir, but our hope is that some of you will share our posts and help us spread the word.

In my case, I can find NO logical reason that allowing others to see our human bodies without clothes should be cause for us to be arrested. The primary reasons I can come up with for those laws are the 'I don't want to see it' mentality and religious based reasons. There's no proof that the sight of a naked body in public will cause harm to anyone of any age so it comes down to not wanting to see it. In a longer post I can provide a lot of argument for the benefits of nudism, but I'll save that for another post.

For now my friends need to know that I will continue to be an activist for ending body shame and I'm willing to suffer the consequences for standing up for what is right. So now you know why I do it and I hope a few of you will join me in this cause.

FG_AUTHORS: Guy Purcella

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