I, like many other women, went through a transformation when I was in a nudist environment. Surrounded by people of all shapes and sizes, I went topless in Ibiza. In that moment, I didn’t suddenly love my body — but, I accepted it. I learned to say “fuck you” to hating it. I started to enjoy life, free from the constant anxiety that my body wasn’t “good enough” to do so.
So after all these years this revelation finally hit me. All of you have been to the standard beach and as you look around you see the usual young girls in their skimpy two piece bikinis correct. And yet when you look at the old and fat you see this:
I never thought about it, i never even realized that yes we still discriminate against the old and the fat on the beach. You see the old and fat have been told, weather openly, through the media, and through going to the beach as well that they don’t own their own bodies the moment they hit the beach. They need to cover up because no one wants to see their fat and/or wrinkled bodies.
Now this is something that I could say that we as Naturist can point out and use it to encourage people to frequent nudist and topless beaches. But there is a problem. The problem is that young people still react harshly to seeing the old and overweight in the nude or topless, and many will stop coming to nude beaches and nude resorts if they feel they have to look at old bodies all day. Of course this is just egotism and youthful arrogance speaking, but it is a problem when we want to attract more young people to the Naturist lifestyle.
Suffice to say i don’t have any grand solutions to this. But i will say that by now you’d think that the fat and elderly women would have broken this mold of shame about their bodies and have strode onto the beach in a two piece bikini without any shame and ignoring the stink eye given to them by young people.