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Why Naturist Fiction Matters – Naturist Fiction.org

LABSN Editor’s Note: Three very good writers are sharing their ideas about a writing genre they all produce. I thought I’d share one of the posts, leading you to their blog site.

Nudity in the arts has a long history, and it’s not just paintings and sculptures. Writing about nudity has also been around for centuries. To get to what we can call writing about naturism o…

Source: Why Naturist Fiction Matters – Naturist Fiction.org

Why We Do What We Do | The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

LABSN Editor’s Note: These women are so inspirational that they reach across national boundaries.

We recently received an email message from a woman in Turkey that broke our heart, but also filled us with gratitude and hope. With her permission, we’re sharing her message here (but not her…

Source: Why We Do What We Do | The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

Apprenticeships: do we want them and do they still exist?

LABSN Editor’s Note: Having served a six-year apprenticeship in letterpress printing, I found this article interesting. It speaks of the willingness of today’s society to accept less than top quality.

Bookish Things to think about

I have to perform this week: I am making two books for two experienced bookbinders. I need to be better than my best. But I feel like a beginner.

I was just saying to my students last night that I wished I could do an apprenticeship, a “stage” or internship with a bookbinder somewhere. However at just over 50 years old, who would want me?  I don’t mean it to sound bad; I am being realistic. It costs money to train someone.   I consider myself  an advanced beginner. Although I learned much of my skills at the bench, I have gotten to where I am by teaching myself, by reading, by attending the occasional workshop. I need more bookbinding hours under my belt.  And I am the sort of person who needs a teacher at hand. It’s not that I wish to be younger, it’s about having more time.  What…

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How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this interesting just for the sense of making me aware of how we objectify women in culture. We can all learn from this.

As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters? A visual guide by Eisner nominee Renae De Liz.

Source: How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

Why This NSFW Binder Full of Nude Women Costs $20K | InsideHook

LABSN Editor’s Note: This calendar is a little out of my budget, but it looks like the photography and models present a beautiful collection. Enjoy.

 

Luckily, we convinced them to give us a sneak peek inside

Source: Why This Binder Full of Nude Women Costs $20K | InsideHook

Come Exercise Your Rights With Us

LABSN Editor’s Note: I hope some of the women who read my blog accept O.C.T.P.F.A.S.  invitation. O.C.T.P.F.A.S.  is doing very important work.

BETTIE PAGE QUEEN OF CURVES | BUNNY YEAGER WORLD’S PRETTIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

LABSN Editor’s Note: I’ve always had this thing for Betty Page and Bunny Yeager, so I thought I’d share this article with an interview of Betty by Bunny on selvedgeyard.com.

For me, Bettie Page & Bunny Yeager epitomize iconic American pinup photography. Not just of the 1950s… Ever. In 1954, Bettie Page was working with Irving Klaw in NYC and decided a break w…

Source: BETTIE PAGE QUEEN OF CURVES | BUNNY YEAGER WORLD’S PRETTIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

When we grow up | birdielewis

Birdielewis just started following my blog, so I check them out and found a wonderful, life-loving blog. I thought everyone should take and look and enjoy their point-of-view. It may seem whimsical, but they do a good job of getting their greater message across.

Source: When we grow up | birdielewis

Students Speak Out: A Curious Incident of Censorship | National Coalition Against Censorship

Censorship rears it’s ugly head again.

Source: Students Speak Out: A Curious Incident of Censorship | National Coalition Against Censorship

Mark Haskell Smith reveals the naked truth about nudism – Home | q | CBC Radio

Good interview by Shad on CBC’s studio q. Shad did make a few negative comments, but overall a positive interview of Mark Haskell Smith.

Mark Haskell Smith reveals the naked truth about nudism – Home | q | CBC Radio.