Farmers strip down to help mental health services in rural and remote Australian farming communities
MADDISON Smith is, of course, normally fully clothed while she’s out on the land, but this time she has stripped down for a very important reason.
MADDISON Smith is a fourth generation sugar cane farmer from the Mackay region.
She’s normally found working hard on the farm, but she’ll soon appear in a calendar as a nude model.
She’s one of many farmers who have agreed to strip off as part of a push to promote mental health issues and prevent suicide in rural and regional Australia.
The movement was started by Ben Brooksby, a fifth generation farmer. Most days, the 25-year-old can be found working alongside his father and grandfather on the family farm in regional Victoria.
But he’s just returned home from a trip across Australia collecting photographs of nearly naked farmers. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication AUGUST 3, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018