AANR Supporting Women

AANR Supporting Women

AANR has been at the forefront of promoting women. People might think this is because nudists are more liberal in their thinking. I don’t think this is a true statement. Nudists are a segment of the population, representing all groups of society, with a multitude of opinions, attitudes, and beliefs. AANR has been fortunate to have many women leaders throughout its history. There have been 10 women who have served as the organization’s presidents (beginning with Margaret Pulis in 1947). Women presidents of AANR have served for 30 years. Also, many women have supported the organization by serving on AANR boards and contributing their ideas and hours of service as regional officers and organizers. Women have started non-landed clubs, landed clubs, and successfully worked with governments and legislators to designate land for clothing-optional beaches.
 
I am pleased to say the organization is here to help support women in making their experiences as a nudist welcoming, safe, and empowering. As a woman, I am aware of the negative messages females can be subjected to repeatedly throughout their lives. To help make nude recreation a safe and welcoming experience for women, Woman in Nude Recreation (WINR) was created. WINR promotes body acceptance in a wholesome and safe environment. To quote one of the female members, “It feels fabulous to be judged by who I am and not by the physical condition of my body or the style of clothing I’m wearing.” 

Taken from the AANR Monthly Bulletin, "Across the Board" brings information and thoughts from the Governing Board of AANR to you. The Board values your membership and wants to make sure that it is doing what is right for the members and clubs. The first step is good two-way communication.