I find it challenging to be body positive when quarantine has changed my body. My mind is filled with consistent thoughts of Black Lives Matter. I’m concerned about COVID-19. I’m disgusted and frustrated towards Trump. It seems like 2020 has been a lifetime.

At the same time, I want to be myself and not lose hope. This is me. I’m a gay white disabled male and learning more about myself. I’m grateful to get my ass into nature.


Santa Cruz, CA, USA




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What does it feel like to #getyourassintonature?

Feels like being on top of the world. It’s the most thrilling feeling I’ve experienced and helps me appreciate life.

What is your favorite part about #getyourassintonature?

The empowerment of being myself and embracing my surroundings. I enjoy seeing others having wonderful adventures and being authentic.

What does adventure mean to you?

Getting lost and learning more about myself. I expect adventures to be challenging and fun at the same time.

How do you exhibit courage when you #getyourassintonature?

By letting go of self-criticism and self-judgement. Taking this pic is being true to myself.