Breasts have been collectively covered, the divine feminine repressed and the ancestral (and current) relationship towards breasts overly sexualised. Time to “Free The Nipple”
There is an uprising happening right now that is bridging the gap of separation. This uprising is using creative expression to normalise something that has been repressed and hidden across the globe for centuries. Breasts have been collectively covered, the divine feminine repressed and the ancestral (and current) relationships between people of different sexual orientation, gender, race and culture across the globe have been deeply tested.
With this in mind it may seem out of place that me a straight white male be the one to discuss all these issues, but maybe I am the perfect person or to put it another way maybe anyone with the right intentions can be the perfect person. Maybe we can work to bridge the multiple dualities that are race, sexuality and many of the other boxes that are used to create the illusion of separation.
This is not to take away from all our own personal identities, as we should embrace our roots, however if we go deep enough into those roots every person on the planet leads back to the same source. We all share a common ground and it is our humanness that unites us.
If we go back to the conception of this planet and universe it all leads us to a singular particle that was split in its many forms- birthing animals (humans included), minerals and the plant kingdom. This then broke down life into different groups, sexes, races and cultures- but if we step back and view it as a time line we all come from the same source.
With this in mind there are some events and spaces that reconnect us to this source and it is my understanding that creativity and artistic expression have the ability to transcend spoken language and bridge the separation.
Morning Gloryville is a sober morning rave (dance party)- which starts at 6:30am and runs until 10:30am. Think lots of love, connection and dance moves in a shared space of non judgemental unity.
I attended the latest edition of MGV which was full of cultural diversity- we had a tribal performance from the energetic singer and dancer Lulu James, beatles covers from the in house band and 4 hours of fast pace music and dancing.
One of the ideas they were working with was that of- Free The Nipple. Free The Nipple was inspired by a true story (which was later turned into a film) based on a movement of topless women who decided to take on the government to protest censorship laws in the USA. The film spark a debate that if men are allowed to walk around topless, why aren’t women.
From their website: FREE THE NIPPLE IS A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN OF CHANGE, FOCUSED ON THE EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT, AND FREEDOM OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS. FREE THE NIPPLE HAS BECOME A PREMIERE VOICE FOR GENDER EQUALITY, UTILIZING ALL FORMS OF MODERN MEDIA, TO RAISE AWARENESS AND EFFECT CHANGE ON VARIOUS SOCIAL ISSUES, AND INJUSTICES.
When you use the logical mind and take away the social conditioning and sexualisation of breasts- the difference is a flat muscular chest (male) in comparison to a soft, raised fleshy chest. You could (and probably should) argue that women have more of a right than men to bare breasts as unlike the male nipple they actually serve the purpose of feeding a child.
To take this a step further, breasts have actually become a valuable commodity to many- meaning, you cannot bare breasts, but you can buy breast- as long as it is sexual in nature. Breasts are widely available for purchase in magazines, strip clubs and pornographic films- yet unlike the male counterpart, women are (generally) forced to cover them up, fueling the desire.
“The more you repress a body part, the more obsessed you become about it,” president of GoTopless, Nadine Gary tells SFGATE.
I think it is about time we have an adult conversation about this and look at the real reasons why people have chosen to suppress the breast for such a long time, and this particular edition of Morning Gloryville was a beautiful space for that conversation to start. MGV are based in the UK, but have attended 26 locations worldwide. You can take a look at what they are doing here> Morning Gloryville
I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here