A teenage child of naturist influencers on finding their comfort zone
Well said! You have a great view of life!
An interesting piece. I feel that the young lady is influenced by our twisted society WAY TOO MUCH!!! It is good that she sort of accepts her parent's nudity, but she is uncomfortable with her peers knowing about it. Given the attitudes of today's society, I can understand though. Some people of her age ARE nudist, and are not afraid to buck society's trends. Some just have the fortitude and inner strength to do so. It would have been interesting to have been told the ages and sex of her siblings who do sometimes practice nudity.
Goes to sure that the bare your naked body in photos online mode of nudism that has been adopted by much of the nudist community online doesn’t actually work for everyone. We need to get away from the idea that nudism amounts to naked bodies and recognize that each person has a different situation and experience and stop trying to put everyone in a singular box. Isn’t that what nudist say is being done to them.
Marc Alain Descamps words rang in my ears as I read this piece.
Naturism is practised in many ways: individual nudism, nudism within family, nudism in the wild, social nudism. Additionally, militant nudism, including campaigning or extreme naturists, is sometimes considered a separate category.
Naturism should never be imposed on those who do not want it. Many people are very ashamed of their body, their sex and are traumatized by the sight of the human body, so they can never get naked. And it is necessary to respect their state, as in the various phobias. Many people can’t stand the sight of mice, spiders or snakes and you shouldn’t force them.
This important perspective seems to have disappeared in nudist culture online.
High School can be a cruel and unusual place for many teenagers, for absolutely no other reason than that is what teenagers do to each other. Scapegoating anyone who departs from the norm in any way is natural and ordinary. That does not make it right. It just makes those years an awful experience.
The author of this essay appears to me to be strong and resilient, well balanced and mature. I salute her courage, give thanks that she has loving and supportive parents and siblings. I hope and trust that her experience as the child of naturist parents will continue to help form her character in a thousand healthy ways as she develops into adulthood.
Although the experience was a challenging one for her,she really handled it well.It's good to see that she understands and respects her parents" choices eventhough it's not for her.That is a level of maturity many adults never achieve.Great article all around.
may I suggest that you invite a cple of ur closest friends to your home without u having to scurry around removed the pictures u referenced, then when the see and question them, explain in ur own terms a summation of what u've written so that they have a true representation of the nudist environment that u live in..Also it would be most helpful for one or both of ur parents to be available hopefully presenting themselves , if not totally nude, at least partially to ease the comfort zone into the family scene. i'm sure if u discuss this w/ ur parents they will be able to assist you in blending your friends into at least an acceptance mode....good luck
Thank you for sharing this articulate piece.
Kids can be cruel, and as someone with a surname that attracted ridicule throughout my school years, I have first-hand knowledge of just how difficult teenagers can make life if you give them anything to pick out as different.
Despite the ridicule that the author experienced, they seem to have a healthy and mature outlook on things, which hopefully will help overcome the distress endured.
Please pass on my appreciation and thanks to the author for this contribution.
A great article, and a very positive outlook for a young girl. Teenage life can be pretty brutal, particularly if you are in any way different, and I have a pretty good idea from the article who the parents are. I really hope there's a time when naturism isn't something people feel embarrassed about, but we have a way to go. But with young people with this kind of attitude, there is hope!
This is well done and a quite healthy attitude.
Well thought out and expressed comments.