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Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

LABSN Editor’s Note: Since Felicity Jones closed down the Young Naturists America blog last year, she has started a personal blog on “naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics.” Here’s one of the first she posted and the follow-up interviews can be found on her blog.

 

Introducing The Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project by Felicity’s Blog. We photographed & interviewed people at Gunnison this summer – here’s why!

Source: Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of online nudism? Especially on social media. Does it help us or will it harm us?

Source: The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

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

Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.

These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?

Source: Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

Art Gallery of NSW Nude Live: Get naked with the Sydney Dance Company

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is a beautiful dance performance in Australia that will be opened to the public. Some of the performances are open to the nude public. Be sure to watch the embedded video.

HAVE you ever walked through an art gallery and thought “this experience would be better if I could take my pants off”?

Source: Art Gallery of NSW Nude Live: Get naked with the Sydney Dance Company

7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: I ran across Nick and Lin’s blog and found what they had to say very informative and interesting. Check them out.

Everyone can find a reason to become a nudist, whether it’s the connection to nature, the feeling of freedom or the equal tan line.

Source: 7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings