Being socially clothes free help body image
Layers of clothes and of self-doubt separate us from exposure. Until one is faced with a row of breasts as an army of butts stares back, it’s easy to imagine everyone else is like Barbie and Ken — smooth, proportional, free of hair. It’s easy to believe the fear is yours alone.
Bearing my naked self is an act I usually reserve only for those I trust or my shower walls. But publicly stripping down, an idea that was first absurd, felt less and less so with each passing minute and each dropping pair of underwear.