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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 3 2014 5:12 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 2,506
pledged of CA$ 13,000pledged of CA$ 13,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 3 2014 5:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

The “Topless Tour de Canada” is a nation-wide tour that I created to demonstrate the right I share as a woman to bare my chest in public spaces across Canada. I will be traveling from province to province starting (out west) in British Columbia posing topless all the way to (the east) in PEI. 

The concept of this tour is directed towards showing a positive movement for the next generation of girls and women. Creating a platform of strength to help them build their confidence in feeling comfortable with themselves. Women are precious, therefore this production will stand as a visual reminder of how beautiful every woman is. The female body is a beautiful vessel that should be celebrated and exposed positively.  I believe that woman all over the world should feel confident enough to express themselves by walking around topless to demonstrate their beauty in the rawest form. I intend to demonstrate the strength behind the power of art and how it can unite women to support and empower each other to  rise against discrimination and abuse towards women, not only abuse from men, but also self-inflicted mental abuse. 

My experience so far has varied in responses of positive and negative support. Doing this will allow me to learn about the ways toplessness is viewed and reacted to around the country. Why is my chest indecent and the chest of a man not? Why do women feel uncomfortable to be free about this matter? I would like to interview woman and form open discussions in each city about this topic. 

Together we can end the stigma and shame attached to toplessness for women! Join the movement #ThisHalfIsNotIndecent with signs covering your nipples. 

Media Interviews/Articles: 

Toronto Sun / Global News Sun News Media / TO Night Newspaper / Feminist Wednesday / Home Clothes Free / Yummy Mummy Club (Canada) / Toronto Grand Prix Tourist

With your support this tour will involve working along side photographers and artists to connect a series of images of familiar spaces in the the towns and cities within the provinces. Posing topless in/on/around landmarks in all the major cities to tell a story. At the end of this tour I would like to have an exhibit to showcase the inspiring women I meet along the way, the process and discussions around the tour. 

  • Breakdown of funds:

Gas $100/day 7,000 Hostels $50/day 3,500 Food $30/day 2,100 Videographer $400/total

Follow the journey of the nation wide tour via social media and my personal blog. Ill keep you in the loop with videos and daily pictures of my travels. 

This movement was inspired by Gwen Jacob a Canadian woman who was arrested for indecency for bearing her chest in public. This double standard we face as women is the reason why I want to create this movement. 

The Official Tour Cities; 

ON - Toronto May 2-10 BC - Vancouver May 16-19 BC - Victoria May 20-23 BC - Kamloops May 23-28 AB - Edmonton May 29-June 2 AB - Calgary June 3-7 SK - Shaunovon June 8-13 SK - Regina June 14-18 MB - Winnipeg June 19-24 ON - Thunder Bay June 25-27 ON - Salt Ste Marie June 28-July 1 ON - North Bay July 2-4 QC - Montreal / Les Coteaux July 5-8 QC - Quebec City July 9-12 NB - Fredericton July 13-15 PEI - Charlottetown July 16-18 NF - St. Johns July 20-23

For the *NSFW Print Rewards click here! 

BOOK YOUR FULL DAY SHOOT (8 hours max)
BOOK YOUR FULL DAY SHOOT (8 hours max)

For the safer stuff check below

This Half Is Not Indecent T-Shirt (female cut) S/M/L/XL
This Half Is Not Indecent T-Shirt (female cut) S/M/L/XL

Risks and challenges

Upon being completely backed for the Topless Tour de Canada, the only thing standing in my way is the weather and the possibility of being arrested/detained if it every gets to that point along the way. As it is legal in Canada to bare my chest, it is still deemed as indecent. Set backs on dates from city to city is always something I need to consider, but none the less all the locations will be met.

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