Topfree Tuesdays at Lawrence Park EVENT

This is an organized, non chaotic, peaceful gathering, with a mission.

Launching the 11th of June 2019 with the help of local and international multi- disciplinary artists & polymaths!

We want to bring the attention of social media platforms to our local human rights. Why can’t our right to be topless also be reflected on our social media platforms based on our location?

In Ontario, it is legal to participate in living top free in public areas and at home. (If you’re interested in how this came to be, please check my blog post titled Nudity is Modesty). The aim of this event is to gather at the park, and engage in safe public activities, while enjoying our topfree right, and while dissecting the contradictions in social media outlets around women’s body hair and more. The internet already GPA’s us, at all times with our consent. We want to gather for the purpose of bringing awareness and opening discussions regarding utilizing online forums in a more accurate representational manner of our day to day lives. The benefits of allowing people to practice their human rights on the internet based on their location, is more liberating than having to conform to another contradiction between the internet and everyday life. The internet is a large aspect of our lives, and has become just as impactful as tangible experiences, and may in fact result in just as many serious consequences as our physical lives do. As humans, we can differentiate between nudity and pornography. While one intends to arouse its audience, the other is a bare state of of being, with no intention outside of itself. In Ontario, the law recognizes and acknowledges and accepts this difference in definitions. Since the internet has become a supposed educational tool, and an attempt to represent and express who we are- regardless of the accuracy or success level- it is productive to acknowledge the demand for that representation to be more aligned with our daily summer female lives (not that it matters when or who participates).

Our expression, is a part of who we are. We ask for the space, to attempt to be able to be, our authentic selves online.

Inconsistency between our internet world and the physical world, jeopardizes and limits our liberty to be the healthiest version of our selves.

Photo by Joshua Best

Photo by Joshua Best

Photos by Joshua Best

Photos by Joshua Best

Kristie Abi Najem