Topless Topics is a community and creative project aimed at de-stigmatizing and de-sexualizing female toplessness in public and on social media the same way male toplessness was in the 1950s, through repeat exposure and peaceful acts of civil disobedience.
Founded, created, and maintained by Cleo, it began as a Youtube channel on November 7, 2014. Cleo was inspired to start the Topless Topics project in response to the comments she received when she submitted her entry to the “Naked Truth” video series, started by Trisha Hershberger of SourceFed fame. However, as Cleo’s Youtube audience grew, so did the amount of trolls that falsely reported the videos as “pornographic content.” Subsequently Youtube began to take some videos down, while hiding all the others under “mature media” censorship bans, which hide the videos from search results and require a logged-in account for a user claiming to be over 18 years old in order to watch. So, Cleo migrated to Vimeo, an alternative video-hosting website with a much more artistic- and freeform-leaning community, but unfortunately far, far fewer viewers than Youtube or any similarly popular social media platform.
Now, Cleo’s process is to upload the “real,” uncensored version of each video to Vimeo, then upload a secondary, heavily-censored version to Youtube, to maximize outreach to those who are in support of topless equality, or who might be, if the idea is brought to their attention. Topless Topics also has an account on most social media platforms, though given that almost all social media platforms qualify women’s nipples as inherently “sexual” and therefore ban any images or video of them as “porn,” Cleo is limited in the types of posts she can make to each account.
If you’re also interested in video games, comics, and pop culture in general, Cleo also has a Youtube channel that predates Topless Topics by several years. Originally called “GamesR4FITE,” she changed the name to CeriGotGame after realizing no one could remember how to spell that. She still has many Let’s Plays, game reviews, parody videos, and other assorted content available by going to the channel, located here.
To get in contact with Topless Topics/Cleo with a question, comment, or topic submission, feel free to use the “Contact” link at the top of this site. Or you can tweet @ToplessTopics on Twitter and she will reply if able. Just be aware that Cleo is not shy about laying on the ban hammer to anyone who is insulting or makes unwanted sexual requests. 😀
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