Author Archive: Felicity Jones

Author of Felicity's Blog. Co-founder of Young Naturists America. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. When I'm not busy eating, I'm writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!

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Artists Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day 2016

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Artists & Body Painters Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day on July 9, 2016 The 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day is officially scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Last year’s event was a great success! Over 100 people were painted by a diverse group of talented artists. This year we’d like …
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Bob’s Burgers Nude Beach Episode Review

| May 18, 2016 | 10 Comments

Bob’s Burgers Nude Beach Episode Gets It Right (Almost) Bob’s Burgers Nude Beach Episode – I’m a big fan of the popular cartoon sitcom, Bob’s Burgers. The show is about a family that runs an average burger joint named after the dad. Parents Bob and Linda Belcher are raising three kids: Tina, Louise and Gene. …
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5 Body Shaming Comments Naturists Are Tired Of Hearing

| May 13, 2016 | 14 Comments

Let’s Do Away With These 5 Body Shaming Comments (This body shaming blog was updated on 5/13/2016) Inspired by body positive activist Virgie Tovar and this recent article on Mic, “5 Body Shaming Comments That Everyone Should Quit Saying This Summer” I decided to write my own list of body shaming comments that naturists are …
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Guide To Nude and Naked Yoga Classes in NYC

| May 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

Where to Find Naked Yoga Classes in NYC (This post was last modified and updated 5/7/16) Nude or Naked Yoga Classes and Schools in New York City: Naked Yoga NYC Guide – People often ask us what nudie activities they can pursue in NYC, aside from events. Well one of those is naked yoga! What …
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Meet the Activist Establishing Women’s Topfreedom Across the Northeastern USA

| May 2, 2016 | 8 Comments

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written law against it. That said, it has yet to become socially acceptable or commonplace for women to …
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Guide to Breasts, Body Image and Boobs in American Culture

| April 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Female Breasts or Boobs and Mainstream Society Breasts – Most people have them, not everyone loves them but American culture clearly attaches a lot of importance to them. There exists an infatuation with female breasts in particular. This is evidenced in part by the many slang names we have for them – boobs, tata’s, jugs, …
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Casting Call For International Documentary Film About Body Shame

| April 11, 2016 | 4 Comments

Norwegian Filmmaker Casting For New Documentary On Body Shame We at YNA were recently contacted by a Norwegian filmmaker named Jan Dalchow who is working on a new documentary about body shame and nudity. Him and his team are currently casting for more people who have dealt with negative body image and body shame. The …
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Help Fund Bodypainting Day 2016 On Kickstarter

| April 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Support Bodypainting Day 2016 Through Our New Kickstarter Campaign! **UPDATE**: We have just THREE DAYS remaining on the Kickstarter campaign with about $1800 more needed to reach our goal! We need your help to make Bodypainting Day happen in 2016. Please donate any amount you can, and SHARE the campaign with friends!!! Sunday, May 1st …
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NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin

| March 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Help Reverse Closure of Mazo Nude Beach On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for …
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Project Runway All Stars Naturist Episode: Where Naturism, Body Image and Fashion Intersect

| March 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

The Story Behind the Naturist Episode of Project Runway All Stars One would think that naturism and fashion generally don’t mix but… Of all the production company and TV network pitches we’ve gotten over the years (and there have been a ton of them), the invitation to be part of a fashion reality TV show …
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Project Runway: The Nudist Episode

| March 8, 2016 | 7 Comments

Nudist Episode Airs This Thursday on Project Runway All Stars In June of last year, YNA was asked to participate in a reality show that would seem like the antithesis of what we’re about. It was a fashion competition show called Project Runway All Stars! The show’s producers asked for 10 naturists to be part …
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Nudist Clubhouse Website Was Hacked By Cyber Terrorist

| March 6, 2016 | 18 Comments

Social Networking Site “Nudist Clubhouse” Was Hacked With Members’ Personal Data Stolen Nudist Clubhouse, a nudist forum / social network website, has been down since at least Thursday, March 3rd. According to their website, they were hacked last week by a “cyber terrorist in Ukraine.”   Allegedly, the terrorist hacker managed to download the website’s …
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Teacher Forced to Resign After Student Leaked Nude Photo

| March 5, 2016 | 8 Comments

High School Teacher Forced To Resign and Blamed For Student Stealing and Distributing Her Nude Photo Leigh Ann Arthur, a mechatronics teacher in Union County, South Carolina, resigned after a nude photo of her was publicly shared by a 16-year-old male student. While Arthur was outside her classroom greeting students, this teenage student picked up …
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Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 51 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. …
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NAC Action Alert: Nudity Ban in Oregon State Forests

| February 3, 2016 | 5 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests **Update April 2016 – Win For Naturists** : At their meeting last month, the ODF decided NOT to adopt the anti-nudity rule for “Designated Recreation Areas” in Oregon state forests! The proposed rule would have banned and criminalized simple nudity as well as topfreedom for …
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