Sorry if you were expecting the video to involve some cuteness occurring on a nude beach. It’s not like that.
But first, this is Rogue:
I go to a nude beach on Long Island pretty regularly every summer. It is a very social beach with a party atmosphere. Let me preface by saying that even though I am 5’10 that does not mean that I have a model body. I have some cellulite, adult acne and muffin tops when I try to fit into a size 12. However, this beach is my own personal paradise.
There is something in the air there that makes you appreciate and feel appreciated, no matter what you look like. Not only does everyone show parts of themselves they may or may not feel insecure about, but there are all types of people, from construction workers to accountants to business executives to professors, hair stylists, and social workers. The bottom line is that people are able to be themselves; being in the buff just gives them a head start.
There is no hiding behind clothing brands or color coordination. At this beach you may be more inclined to interact with someone you may not interact with in other circumstances.
Since you can’t put people into boxes right away, you are able to base your perception of them on actual character. I think people in the clothed world base too much of who they can or can’t be friends with by their consumption patterns. If you are surrounded by people who love themselves and love their bodies, the world becomes a much brighter place. So in conclusion, this beach has made me more comfortable with my self-image and has made me appreciate humankind more. Everyone at this beach is made to feel appreciated and welcome, no matter what their size, so I say, “Eat the damn cake!” and love yourself clothed and unclothed.
(Her un-roast: Today I love my courage to move halfway around the world with a one-way ticket all by myself. I never thought I would be able to do this, but today I am strong enough.)
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And this is Laura and Alyssa. Apparently I have fans. Which makes me feel famous. And powerful. I RULE THE WORLD!!! OK, but seriously, here they are: