Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 6: Finding Love in a Clothes-Minded World

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 sew me up, but the scar remained. As a result of … Continue reading Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 6: Finding Love in a Clothes-Minded World

Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 5: Paradise Found

Long before dreaming of nude beaches, when my afternoons were as a naked prisoner at home, I picked up the phone book and flipped to my favorite word in the English language. Well, my second favorite word, the first being naked. But since naked can mean just about anything, I searched under “nudist” and came … Continue reading Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 5: Paradise Found

Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 2

This story originally appeared here: Young Naturists America, thanks to co-founders Felicity Jones and Jordan Blum, two of the most awesome people on the Internet! Please go visit their site! Poseidon’s penis My father was born into poverty, having to sometimes go without shoes to school, and steal money for books. He crossed the Atlantic … Continue reading Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 2

Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 1

Forward: Naturism is an important part of who I am. I believe it plays a role in feminism and environmentalism, and that the opposing view—body shame—is harmful to society. In Islamic countries, body shame promotes sexual violence, while in the West, it is used to objectify women. It also hurts children who are often too … Continue reading Least Likely to Become a Nudist: A Memoir: Part 1

Naturism

I am proud to say that I am a naturist, and that I have been so since I was twelve years old. But what does it mean to be a naturist? Or a nudist? Is it all about sex? Gawking at privates? Shocking strangers with your dangly bits? Quite the opposite, actually. Most naturists I … Continue reading Naturism