There’s a ton of health benefits to running around naked in nature! The part of our brain that’s hyper-engaged in modern life deactivates a little when you’re outside. One of the best ways to rest your eyes is to be out in nature and look at things far away, like a mountain.
Being a naturist has had so many mental health benefits for Jeremy and I (@MandyZelinka). He has been able to not only survive but thrive with complex PTSD and it has not only helped my body image but also alleviated anxiety and helps me manage my ADHD.
And hiking without pants on is bad ass!
That it’s a movement that Skinny Dippers can get behind! #BareNakedAdvocacy
Being free. The wind on your naked skin while hanging out in the sand or among trees. Skinny Dipping. Disrupting the Status Quo. Doing The Right Thing.
Getting my ass in nature with friends caused me to realize that there is a huge lack of equity and social justice in the naturist community. So we launched a podcast www.NaturistPodcast.com to get feedback from our Skinny Dippers Community, which is very diverse. We have also launched the @GlobalNaturistAlliance which will include a social justice arm that we haven’t yet seen enough of in the naturist leadership globally. We are developing a Naturist Field Guide to set the mission, vision, and values of the naturist community. We consider it a working Google doc to what naturism means in a current context so that the Field Guide is always evolving instead of being stagnant and outdated.