Body Pride - Tkaronto/Toronto
Clothing-optional Walk and Bike Ride for Body Freedom
Body Pride is a challenge to the escalating attacks against our bodies. It is a display of queer and gender diverse expressions, and an acceptance of all bodies.
Examples of body hatred and policing are everywhere: Objectification and sexualisation of our bodies, policing of what we wear or breastfeeding in public, physical and sexual violence, attacks on homeless people and reproductive autonomy, hatred against indigenous, black, desi, asian, people of colour, and disabled bodies, missing and murdered indigenous women, kidnappings and murders by religious extremists, police brutality and unjust incarceration.
We invite our community and allies to help disrupt these injustices. Body Pride is a demonstration of strength and unity. Every human body is valuable and beautiful, at every age, in every size and shape, and of every race and ability. No one is disposable.
Liberatory actions provide a path for future generations to grow and better understand themselves. Come celebrate our existence, because our existence is resistance. Bring your gorgeous selves and your radical politics. Invite your friends, be wild and deviant. Get freaky and be yourself.
Clothing-optional Walk and Bike Ride:
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Meet at Barbara Hall Park beside the 519 Community Centre
There will be body painting, sign making, cosplay, and photography
Clothing-optional bike ride starts from Barbara Hall Park
First part of the bike ride goes to Bellevue Park in the Kensington Market. There will be a photoshoot there, and then we return to Barbara Hall Park. Click on the maps below to see the routes:
Clothing-optional walk ends at a park, and will be followed by performances and an after party
Please note that this is a non-sexual nudist event.
While these are naked events, clothed people are welcome. Bare as much as you're comfortable without pressure. In a bodyphobic society, there are many reasons to feel uncomfortable. For example:
- certain bodies are objectified
- body dysphoria is common (esp. for trans folks living in a transphobic society)
- there is a lot of shame and stigma in going naked in a body phobic society
We want everyone to feel safe, and your presence at the event is more important than sticking to nudity, because we're primarily here to confront bodyphobia and body oppression in all of its many forms.