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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Event Recap: YNA July Weekend at Juniper Woods and Woodstock

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recap of Our Camping and Skinny Dipping Weekend in Upstate NY At the end of July, we had organized a YNA weekend trip to Juniper Woods in upstate New York. We’d planned to use Juniper as our home base to camp out and enjoy their facilities. On Saturday and Sunday we’d make day trips to …
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Naturist Documentary Casting Call For MTV

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Young Naturist Documentary Casting Call We were recently contacted by Barcroft Productions about a new documentary TV series for MTV. The series will “explore the lives of unique families across America.” They want to do an episode about naturism / naturists! This episode will be an opportunity for us to show what it means to …
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Event Recap: Young Naturist Gathering At Dyer Woods

| July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recap of Our Young Naturist Gathering at Dyer Woods in Rhode Island On the Friday evening before Independence Day, we filled up our car with people and belongings and left NYC. It was time to head to our first Young Naturist Gathering at Dyer Woods Nudist Campground in Foster, Rhode Island! It was gray and …
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NYC Bodypainting Day 2016 Recap

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

NYC Bodypainting Day 2016 Event Recap This past Saturday NYC was once again invaded by dozens of naked and painted people… It was the 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day! Up until the day before the event, the forecast was looking grim with afternoon thunderstorms. We joked that now it’ll just be tradition for it to …
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Discount Travel Club Weekends at Lupin Lodge

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

YNA Membership Discount – Lupin Lodge 2016 Travel Club Weekends This summer, Lupin Lodge has launched a new discount program called “Travel Club Weekends.” They are offering discounted daily grounds fees to some non-landed naturist clubs, and YNA is one of them! On these special weekends, the daily grounds fee is just $16 for YNA …
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The Best and Worst Sunscreens For 2016

| June 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

EWG Report: The Best & Worst Sunscreens for 2016 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit organization that raises public awareness about the toxins in our environment and in the everyday products we consume. They basically try to fill in a major informational gap left by the Food and Drug Administration with regards to …
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Event Recap: YNA Meetup at Gunnison Beach

| June 8, 2016 | 6 Comments

Our First YNA Nude Beach Meetup of the Season at Gunnison Beach in NJ Ever since nudity was banned at Lighthouse Beach on Fire Island, the only official, public nude beach for the tri-state area is Gunnison Beach (other than Cherry Grove and the Pines, two small beaches where FINS isn’t enforcing the NY nudity law). …
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More Skinny Dipping Adventures in Woodstock, New York

| June 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Our Latest Adventures Trying to Find Skinny Dipping Places in Woodstock, NY It’s officially nudie season! This means it’s time for getting naked outside and in nature. Jordan and I have our favorite places to be naked outdoors, but we also like to travel and discover new ones. Our typical nudie road trip style is …
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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 | 12 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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