Free The Nipple Returns To The Streets of Brighton This June 2019
On Saturday, the 22nd of June, Free the Nipple returns to the streets of Brighton for the fourth year running.
Award winning Free the Nipple Brighton is the largest Free the Nipple collective in the UK and this year’s march promises to be the biggest and boldest yet. The event is free and open to everyone, designed to challenge patriarchal ideas surrounding bodies, nipples and breasts. It is a truly inclusive day of activism, protest and celebration.
In a society that uses breasts to sell everything from cars to perfume, Free the Nipple Brighton seeks to dismantle the concept of breasts and women’s bodies being inherently sexual, arguing that the dictatorship of the male gaze is toxic and damaging for everyone. Diet culture, censorship, slut shaming, the beauty industry and transphobia also come under fire and the campaign acknowledges the many intersections and layers within the issues connected to Free the Nipple.
Organiser Bee Nicholls said: “I firmly believe that everyone has the right to a neutral body, the right to be safe in their own skin and the right to exist without the influence of rape culture and the male gaze. It’s high time we end the double standard that tells women they should cover up to be respected. Nipples are just a body part! If our message resonates with you, join us to march! This is an independent grassroots movement powered by our incredible local activist community. We are growing all the time. Come and join in and be part of the revolution!”
The march will meet at 2pm on Old Steine Gardens for one hour to get organised, body painted and prepared for the walk. At 3pm the procession will move to Brighton seafront and walk to the i360. The route is 100% accessible and the pace of the march will be slow with regular rest stops. A stewarding team are on hand at all times to assist and support participants.
After the walk, a pop-up picnic will occupy space on the seafront from 4pm. ‘Glitter Nips’, a ticketed after party organised by Pop Up Brighton at the North Laine Brewhouse, will kick off at 9pm which will raise money for breast cancer charities. The march is safe and suitable for all ages and the party will be 18+. People of all genders are warmly welcomed and no one is