Profiles of Courage: Putting a Face on Breast Cancer
Click to read about Lifetime Naturist Society Member Claudette Richard's battle with breast cancer and how naturism helps her walk the long path of recovery.
Bodies and Souls: The Century Project
The Century Project is a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of more than one hundred women and girls from the moment of birth to nearly a hundred years of age. A diverse group of photographs comprising women of many ages, shapes, sizes, and life experiences is presented in this exquisitely disarming project. Most of the images are accompanied by moving statements written by the women themselves.
“Don’t cover your eyes. The women who appear in Bodies and Souls: The Century Project (Heureka Productions) want you to see them—really see them—in all their naked humanity.”
“The Naked Truth.” O, The Oprah Magazine, March 2007
To read more about Bodies and Souls: The Century Project:
Click HERE to read The Century Project Now Reaches out to All featured in 26.1 issue of Nude & Natural.
Or check out the latest article in 30.3 N magazine - The Century Project Uncensored by clicking HERE
To purchase a copy of the book Bodies and Souls: The Century Project by Frank Cordelle please visit the Skinny-Dipper shop.
Body Acceptance — By Judy Williams
Click to read about Judy Williams — a true advocate who has spent decades defending nature and naturism.
Be comfortable in your own skin
And become your own best friend.
Open yourself to new friends, experiences,
activities and points of view.
Develop positive self-talk.
Yield not to the image-makers and yearn for
The stars but remember that peace begins
Acknowledge and work with your body the
way it is, not the way image-makers say it
Challenge and compare social and cultural mores.
Cuddle and cherish the child within.
Encourage self-respect, respect for others and
Push past fears to permit yourself the freedom
to let down your pretenses.
Think of your whole body as a temple, not as a
collection of fragmented fantasy body parts!
Abandon the mask that you wear and appreciate
yourself for who you are, not for how you are
Nurture your naked self as you would your own child.
Celebrate your medals of honor from scars to love handles.
Explore your sensuality and connectness with others.
When I am old I Shall wear NOTHING!
By Marilyn R. Lovell
(inspired by Jenny Joseph’s poem “Warning…. When I am an Old Woman I shall Wear Purple”)
When I am an old woman I shall wear NOTHING!
I’ll carry a towel and let my wrinkles show.
And I shall spend my pension on good wine and beach towels.
And hiking sandals, and say we’ve no money for clothes.
I shall sit down in the sand when I am tired
And gobble up desserts at potlucks and press for hugs
And run my mouth at naturist gatherings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go without my slicker in the rain
And wear in my hair the wild flowers I’ve found
And learn Akido.
You can wear nothing at all, grow more fat
And lie in the sun all day; or the shade
Or go to all the naturist gatherings
And give your clothes to Mission instead of hoarding them.
But now we must have clothes that keep us covered
And pay our rent and not moon anyone in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must meet friends for dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So more people can understand and appreciate
And enjoy their wrinkles openly, too.