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Body Shame and Body Image

Read YNA articles and blogs about the issues of body shame, body image and feeling ashamed of one’s naked body.

Below you can read our body image articles and blogs about body shame:

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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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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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: Teacher Forced to Resign After Student Leaked Nude Photo

| March 5, 2016 | 6 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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Nudist Women And Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 41 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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Inspirational TEDx Talk About Body Image and Body Painting Day

| January 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Body Image TEDx Talk By Michelle Wallen Guest body image blog by: Michelle Wallen When I decided to do a deeply personal TEDx Talk, I consciously chose to put myself out there, come what may. Positive comments, love, gratitude, negative comments, judgment, fat-shaming. Whatever. I was going to open myself up and take what comes. …
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Our Naked Bodies: The Humanist Experience Podcast

| December 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Naturism & Body Image on The Humanist Experience Podcast Ep 4: “Our Naked Bodies” I recently contributed to a new podcast called The Humanist Experience hosted by Seráh Blain and Evan Clark. They describe the show as a: “series where we seek out radical experiences that educate our emotions and expand our world.” They define …
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Kiki’s Journey To Body Love & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day

| July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Interview With Kiki & Help Her Go To Amsterdam Bodypainting Day! UPDATE 8/3/15: Kiki did not achieve her initial Kickstarter goal, but created a new campaign for an amount that will pay for her airfare and maybe more. She’s only a few hundred dollars away from her goal…Donate now! Our beautiful friend Lakisha Alston, also …
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Body Acceptance and Glorifying Obesity

| May 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Body Acceptance, Concern Trolling & Glorifying Obesity There are many definitions for the Internet phenomenon known as “concern trolling,” but it has a special meaning in terms of body shaming. Concern trolling is when a person expresses concern about health or offers health advice to someone they don’t know, just based on a photo of …
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My Naturist Epiphany Nudist Story Part 1

| March 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

 My Naturist Epiphany and Nudist Story Part 1: Obstacles To Becoming A Nudie Guest blog by: Wayne Brake My name is Wayne, but this is a pseudonym I feel compelled to use because reasons. Not to sound glib but we do live in a very clothed, er…closed-minded society where nudists and naturists are persecuted, especially …
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Support Body Acceptance Through BodyPainting Day Kickstarter!

| January 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

YNA and Andy Golub Launch Kickstarter For BodyPainting Day 2015!!! (To donate click: Kickstarter campaign) July 26th, 2014 was a day to remember. Thirty artists painted 40 naked models, who then marched through NYC, sharing the art and spreading a message of body acceptance. The models were all shapes, sizes, colors and genders. The event captured …
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The Male Penis Uncovered by Young Naturists and Nudists America

| October 20, 2014 | 14 Comments

Male Penis Issues In Today’s Society How the Male Penis is Viewed in Society While most of the body image blogs and articles have been focused on women, the issue of body image pertains to men as well. One of the greatest sources for male insecurity is the penis. Society also deems the public display of …
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Reader Question: Isn’t It Weird That I Like Being Naked At Home?

| September 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

A Reader Wonders Why He Likes To Be Naked At Home After Growing Up in a Clothed Society Q. Hello, my question is actually stupid. As an adult, I found that I prefer going without clothes when I am alone, or just being naked at home. I don’t participate in social nudity when other people may …
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My Naturist Story Part 5: Finding Nudist or Naked Paradise

| May 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Part 5 of My Naturist Blog Series: Out of the Nudist Closet and Into Naked Paradise Finding Naked or Nudist Paradise For my previous naturist blog stories, see Part 1 Least Likely To Become A Nudist; Part 2 Boobs Boobs Everywhere; Part 3 Home Nudist Held Captive and Part 4 Searching for the Nudist-Bird. Long before dreaming of …
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