I’ve spent the last five years throwing all sorts of clothing optional events. And you probably haven’t. I’ve sort of become an accidental expert on the subject, so if you’re in the St. Louis area and are in the market for a clothing optional event planner, I’m your man. If you’re outside the St. Louis […]
Why Do We Do This? Why throw a clothing optional event? Why attend one? It’s a question a child might ask, but it’s not a childish question. I’ll answer with more questions. Why do we wear costumes on Halloween? Why do we wear black to funerals? Why do some offices require business attire, and why […]
Photo by Molly Algernon Note: This is a guest blog I wrote on the Clothed Female Naked Male fetish (or CFNM) for kinkandpoly.com. A few years ago I was at a munch and I was complaining that since my first Dom had moved out of state, I was having no luck recreating my ideal situation: providing service to a […]
Katie Lewis of Motif Magazine. My Bare As You Dare clothing optional workshop has been called “life changing.” I think it’s safe to say that writer Katie Lewis of Motif Magazine got more than she bargained for when she attended: “My dare this month was to prove that my clothes don’t make the woman by […]
So last week I presented at the IvyQ Conference at Dartmouth University. It’s a conference of LGBTQ Ivy League students. To say the least, I was intimidated. I’m used to presenting at kink conferences, not at schools I wasn’t a good enough student to get into. Then I arrived in Hanover, New Hampshire and read […]
Back in 2012, Stephanie Co, the co-founder and then coordinator of the World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis, asked me to put together a workshop on body image to help promote the ride. In retrospect, it’s a little embarrassing that the idea hadn’t occurred to me before that, but I jumped at the chance. […]
Check out Kiera Butler’s article for Mother Jones on Why BMI is a Big Fat Scam. Been saying this in my body image lectures for years, the BMI is bullshit. According to it, I’m currently overweight, borderline obese. The last time I was at the high end of normal, per the BMI, was the same […]
Nice article by Rachel Manteuffel about nudity in theater from the Washington Post. It caught my eye because the photo of the author looks like it could have come from my Bare As You Dare: Radical Body Acceptance Workshop, which I’ll be taking to Dartmouth University next week. More on that later.
From the Huffington Post, September 18th, 2013: Denise Jolly’s journey to redaical body acceptance.
“Runners compete in the Bare Buns Run, a 5 km clothing optional run, at Wreck Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 10, 2014. Wreck Beach is the Canada’s first and largest clothing-optional beach.” Photographs by: Darryl Dyck, from theprovince.com, August 10th, 2014