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Body Image, Body Acceptance, and Body Positive Projects.

Learn about body image issues in society, body positive activism, and read personal stories relating to body image & self-acceptance.

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A Healthy Body Image Through Social Nudity and Nudism

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nudism and Healthy Body Image – Can Social Nudity Have a Positive Affect? Is Nudism Good for Your Body Image? Nudism and Healthy Body Image – While there are a wide range of reasons to get involved in social nudity, arguably, the most well-known benefit of nudism is the remarkable improvement this type of lifestyle can …
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My Naturist Story Part 6: Looking for Love in All the Nude Places

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Part 6 of My Blog Series: A Naturist’s Quest For Love I was born with a cleft lip. If you’ve never seen pictures, let me just say it can get pretty ugly. Basically, it looked like a mugger took a knife to my mouth as I exited the womb. The doctors did their best to …
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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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NYC Nude Body Painting Day 2016

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 3rd annual NYC Body Painting Day will take place July 9th, 2016 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza! Join YNA & Andy Golub for this body-positive nude art event.

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Body Image Struggles and Magazine Models

| June 3, 2016 | 4 Comments

Body Image Struggles And Feeling Good About Myself (This Body Image Struggles blog was written by a guest blogger) Body Image Struggles – Growing up in a world of judgment can often be difficult for anyone and as an aspiring makeup artist I was always pulled into the world of fashion quite strongly. Everything about …
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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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Breaking News: The Body Image Cure Is Social Nudity!

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is The Body Image Cure Social Nudity? (This body image blog was submitted by one of our readers who would rather not mention her name) The Body Image Cure – Social Nudity: Body Image Cure – Many people in the United States struggle with body image issues. The world around us keeps tells us that …
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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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Body Positivity and Skinny Dipping With Friends

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Skinny Dipping With Friends Brought Freedom and Body Positivity to My Life (Guest Body Positivity Blog) Skinny dipping with friends was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. When I first thought about skinny dipping, the idea kind of scared me. This is mostly because people don’t tend to be completely nude …
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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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Naked News Alert: 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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Project Runway All Stars Naturist Episode: Where Naturism, Body Image and Fashion Intersect

| March 14, 2016 | 10 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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