Month: February 2015

Naked in Cambodia

Originally posted on the sl naturist:
The Guardian newspaper reports today that there is something of a mini outbreak of tourists in Cambodia posing for nude photos in front of the country’s sacred temples, with several having been arrested and deported. There’s a time and place for everything, dears, and while we’re broadly in support of nudity in many places, trampling barefoot over a country’s sacred (or other) sites is not the way forward. Basically, you come across as boorish, ill-educated, disrespectful western morons. A little research has shown that this story is essentially old news, with the Guardian away behind the game in this respect, The Mirror having reported the same story two weeks ago. As for ‘nude’, at least one case appears to show ‘topless’, not quite the same thing, really. That’s not to condone the behaviour, far from it. But it’s not just ‘abroad’ that people like to take risqué photos in front of tourist attractions, the Empire State Building also having filed a $1.1m law suit against a photographer who took photos…

Black to Earth (NSFW)

Originally posted on The Human Gallery:
? On the last day of Black History Month, The Human Gallery presents images from the collection of Gregory Prescott. ?Here Prescott brings stunning artistic nude images of African American men and women connecting with the earth. ?Not often do we see people of color in this light and this series is a great way to close out, artistically, Black History Month; showcasing diversity in the world of art photography.? All images by?Gregory Prescott?

Highlights from the Naked Yoga Challenge: “Life is too short to hold on to grudges, fears, judgment, etc. Remove them and elevate your being.”

Originally posted on Naked Yoga Alliance:
 “Life is too short to hold on to grudges, fears, judgment, etc. Remove them and elevate your being to the sky. Hold on to them and feel their control drag you down to the ground with no light in sight.”  Name: Luna Phoenix Location: Orlando, FL Side Plank

Poem: Broken and still breaking more

I recently went through years of poems I’d written across different platforms. Most of them were handwritten in journals; some were online. This is one I unearthed from an old blog, a touch of editing.  A lot of things are opening up for me through clothes free life. There are many secrets, passions, identities and convictions I had stuffed away and abandoned for a variety of reasons over time. I was feeling the weight of that departure here, the need to go back and uncover who I really am, and, yet complete fear around doing so. Now that I am clothes free, little by little, piece by piece, I’m returning, blowing off the dust of me, removing the layers and unearthing my naked and authentic self again. Draw in, go deep into the ground The stairs of me down wrap around Smelling dampness of the soul Recognizing years of mold I see so many sides of me Stranger, friend and enemy Faced filled with pain and fright Of things I’d buried with all my might Secrets stuffed away in shame …

Highlights from the Naked Yoga Challenge: ” It adds to my self esteem bank account and is used when I am going through any struggles.”

Originally posted on Naked Yoga Alliance:
“When I am naked at home, cooking, cleaning, reading a book watching a movie or meditating, I feel at home literally within my body. Yet, when I am gifted to be in the company of other naked folks it brings out a joy in me, so profound that it adds to my self esteem bank account and is used when I am going through any struggles.” ~ Rev. Goddess Charmaine Name: Rev. Goddess Charmaine Age: 49 Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ Seated Spinal Twist