Cleaning Up Naturism: What an amazing start!!
A little over two weeks ago I blogged about the current problems existing within the nudity/naturism culture in Australia. Or more specifically how the culture has been hijacked and has completely lost its appeal to anyone considering involvement. I identified problems in which many of you can relate and I asked all of you to get involved in the first step of the process; Cleaning up online.
What a response we've received so far!!!!!!
The last two weeks have been overwhelming. We have received so much support from our followers and its so incredible to see so many people willing to get on board with us and what we hope to achieve. We've had a number of people who have previously stayed silent about all the messages they've received starting to "call these people out". A number of people from existing naturist communities both within Australia and around the globe have also reached out and thanked us for starting this campaign. Whenever someone comments something inappropriate on our photo's, before any of our admin team have even seen the comment, there have already been a number of comments from you people "calling them out" and letting them know that their comments are not welcome here! AMAZING!!!!!
The results so far speak for themselves as already change has started to occur. The number of creepy messages have declined. The number of perverted comments have declined. The messages of support have increased, and the community involvement has increased. This is an incredible start and we want to Thank You all for everything you've done to help so far. We're on the right track so let's keep up the good work!
The trend of the #nakedinnature photo's has declined. It's not a new cool fun fad anymore. It's hear to stay. It's opened up the worlds eyes that nudity is normal. The focus of all our media outlets will be towards a big culture change amongst naturism in Australia. Our page will always be fun, it will always be about the outdoors, but our message needs to be louder. It needs to have a greater reach to change the culture. We need you to spread this message. Simply, tell your friends. Show them the fun GNA page and what it stands far? How many people have actually gone "That's stupid or That's weird". Not many.. The more our message spreads, the more change can occur!
Imagine if naturism wasn't viewed as alternative? Wasn't viewed as perverted? Wasn't viewed as something made up entirely of all 'old men'? What if it became mainstream? What if it wasn't questioned? What if nude beaches became 'the place to be' all around the country and there were crowds of people all ages, shapes and sizes there? What if holidays to naturist retreats became a huge market within Australia like it is in European countries?
What if... Just maybe... We lived in a society that didn't judge other bodies for their imperfections? That positivity and encouragement was spread everywhere and the fear of being seen naked no longer existed, rather the existence of being naked became so prominent that it was no longer weird and alternative. What if nudity became... Normal?
Change can happen. It will happen. It's already begun.
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