I'm sure some of you know this, but a few months ago I had an idea to create a new facebook page for those of us interested in advancing nudists rights and in gaining places where we can be legally nude. So I created a page called 'How Can We Promote Nudism Faster in a Positive Manner?' at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PromotingNudism/
In just a couple of months we have grown to over 1000 members and have some very knowledgeable people in our group including Bill Shroer, former AANR Executive Director, and numerous others who have had a lot to do with protecting nudist beaches etc.
Our goal for this group is to brainstorm ideas that can help us to accomplish several important goals for nudism, but in a faster method than is currently happening, and in a positive manner. We are aiming to gain acceptance in the textile community, to dispel myths about nudism, etc. I'll post the group description below:
I created this group to invite other nudists who wish to see nudism become more accepted and understood in mainstream society and feel that current efforts to do so are not accomplishing that fast enough. I also want to find more ways to reach and educate the general public that we need to end body shame and promote a healthy image of our bodies, instead of feeling ashamed if we don't have that 'perfect' model body type.
We need to find a way to change societies thinking here in the US that naked bodies are sinful, shameful, ugly and freaky. I too often here the phrase "that person should never be seen naked" or "I don't want to see a bunch of old naked people running around" and I would like to reduce this type of thinking by creating more positive body acceptance.
I know we have groups like AANR, NAC and TNS and they do a lot to promote this cause. But I often feel we could do more, on a grass roots level. I never see any mainstream advertising to promote this cause for example. I'm sure many of you have seen the Dove soap billboard promoting acceptance of larger women, as well as thinner ones? But I've never seen any for nudism. Maybe it's time.
I'm hoping we can put our heads together and come up with new ideas to accomplish this. It may require money, and maybe we do that through donations from other nudists, nudist resorts, maybe government grants, businesses, crowdfunding, and many other ways. That's what this group is for, to discuss this and many other ideas.
I hope you'll join me in this cause. NOTE: this group is to be just for discussing issues related to this cause, but NOT to promote nudism from within the group as everyone here is already a nudism supporter so it would be like preaching to the choir. It's also not to be used to promote any businesses, or other subjects not directly related to IDEAS about promoting nudism acceptance and understanding and HOW we can do this.
Feel free to join us and participate at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PromotingNudism/