Black Naturists

In 1927 Maurice Parmelee wrote “it is of great importance for gymnosophy that race prejudice disappear entirely, or be reduced to the lowest possible minimum.” He would certainly be disappointed by the persistence of systemic racism nearly a century later. We discuss being Black in Naturism with Gregory Jean Louis, a passionate listener; Shirley Mason, of Haulover and the B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation; and Michelle Jackson, of the Black Naturists Association.

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Photo: Michelle and friends at a Black Naturists Association event.

Episode CXX

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  1. This was a wonderful podcast. I truly enjoyed hearing of your guests’ experiences and even the challenges they face. Their challenges are everyone’s challenges and until they are brought to light, they won’t be addressed. It pains me to hear that your guests and others continue to experience racism, bigotry, and tokenism. I do hope that we can come together and soak truth. It gives me hope in the future of naturism but also the inclusion of all people in naturism. Thanks again.

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