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"Paralympic swimmer and event ambassador Jessica Smith said everyone is “subconsciously and consciously pressured to conform to societal beauty and body ideals”.
“The constant barrage of negatives messages and images that we are fed via the media has fundamentally resulted in generations of people who believe they aren’t perfect and therefore should hate who they are and the way they look,” she said.
She described the event as a way to “have fun, relax and promote positive body image by simply embracing your own bodies”.
Swanbourne naturist Tony Morgan, 60, a WA representative of the Free Beaches Australia group, said ditching the clothes was all about “becoming comfortable in your own skin”.
“It’s wholesome. You don’t have to hide yourself away. There’s nothing shameful in your body,” he said.”