There’s a fine line between self-expression and self-objectification, and nowhere does it become more blurry than on social media.

We know where we come down on the matter: If it feels good to show some skin, don’t let the haters get you down. And if your feed is 100% bathroom mirror selfies and you’re constantly glued to your ‘likes’, maybe think about taking a picture of a sunset sometime.

For many, baring our birthday suits requires summoning substantial courage, and it can feel liberating to take that leap of faith.

That’s the camp The Flash and Love, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale belongs to, and in an inspiring Instagram share, he sheds some fear along with his clothes.

He writes:

Dance naked, lose followers, gain leaders. | – ***P.s. why is it deemed wrong to not wear clothes? We’ve been taught poorly, & groomed to hold shame for ourselves, our human bodies. No matter what we look like, each of us is made to feel incorrect inside our own physical form, told that in order to survive & be a functioning, liked, & well respected person in society, we should hide this form from the world. That shit sounds whack to me. Now, I’m not at all at the confidence level to be neked in public lol, maybe one day i hope, but I’m sure as hell working on sharing & showing off my body to myself.. and it feels good.

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