I’ve learned a lot since that day in 1995. The sense of freedom being a nudist has given me has allowed me to learn acceptance of others and myself. Now when I meet someone I don’t base my opinion of them on their shape, size or how many piercings they have. I’ll never look like the models on TV or in magazines, but I don’t want to anymore. I like myself today. I will change, or not, because I want to, not because I’ve been influenced by the media to look thinner, younger or prettier by buying the products advertised. I can’t imagine going back to wearing clothes 24 hours a day. I believe that being a nudist has helped me become a better person.