The Never Ending Cycle Of Drama From Vita Nuda
Vita Nuda Creates Young Nudist Drama
(Please note that the below post is my own personal opinion – Jordan Blum)
Vita Nuda and Young Nudist Drama Explained – As most of you know, we just had our 8th, extremely successful, nude night out – Naked Halloween Party in NYC. But this was not just a naked party, it was also a fundraiser – we are helping to raise money for Lupus Research.
As usual, we posted our event on Facebook to notify people of the event. The energy was positive and people were excited. So why do some young nudist leaders feel the need to create drama? And regardless of the reasoning behind it, why do these individuals insist on doing things publicly, which in turn forces us to respond publicly.
Being a strong advocate for freedom of speech, I asked that the comment not be removed by any YNA member. As upsetting as it is to see, people have a right to their opinion as I have the right to disagree.
It was a call to action for people to hold the Nudist Organizations they support to their own individual mission statements. Till the above post was published, it had not occurred to me that it might be perceived as a personal attack. Sadly to say, no one seemed to think of contacting me before going off and making that hateful public statement mentioned above.
Unfortunately, I am unable to interact with this individual from Vita Nuda directly (not from a lack of trying on my part).
But at its core, I felt the need to address this issue for a number of reasons, some of which I listed below:
A – This cycle keeps going and going regardless of how long we try to ignore it.
B – This specific comment was extremely upsetting to me on a personal level, especially since my sister suffers from Lupus.
C – I feel it is important that people know what goes on and the time that we are forced to waste dealing with nonsense issues such as this.
D – I feel people need to realize that an email or a phone call would get more of a favorable response than an online attack.
E – At the time that this print screen was taken, 8 people clicked “like”. I am not sure if people even take the time to read what they are “liking”. If this is indeed the case, then they need to realize that by clicking “like” they are supporting the comment that was made.
F – YNA is a structured organization with morals that guide us. Such behavior is unacceptable and we feel that a public apology is called for (unless the individual who made the comment stands by it).
G – This comment was made publicly, by a Vita Nuda group leader and signed off with the Vita Nuda slogan. Since this person is an official “leader” and used the tag line, we assume that it reflects the ideals of this group. (This would hold true in any other industry)
H – YNA members are encouraged to voice opinions and they know they will not risk being kicked out for simply disagreeing with something we said and / or did. While on the flip side, both Felicity Jones and myself have been kicked out of most Vita Nuda online groups. The Vita Nuda Facebook groups were made “secret” and we are unable to interact with them on pretty much any level.
I – I am just so upset that I felt the need to share my thoughts.
I did my best to present the issue. I do not mean to shame anyone. I honestly would like to hear if perhaps I am missing something. Perhaps it is my mistake and such comments are actually productive in some way. Since the end result is far less important than the process there, I feel I need some perspective here because I simply “don’t get it.”
Feel free to comment. As long as it is an erudite comment, as always, it will not be removed. Angry rants are a different story.
This article, which deals with the issue of Vita Nuda Creating Young Nudist Drama was published by – Young Naturists And Young Nudists America YNA