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The PR Problem: Comments from the Peanut Gallery

The other week (okay, it’s been nearly two months… I’m sorry!) I was asked why I hadn’t commented on this post: Naturism and Nudism have a PR Problem. Frankly, I really thought I had nothing more to add to the comments. Then I was asked if I would write another piece for CFL (doesn’t anyone else feel like an efficient light bulb when they type that? No? Just me? Okay) and I thought, “How opportunistic!” Right there in the first paragraph is reason numero uno why I refrained from calling myself a nudist: “the term has become associated with sexual nudity”. If I declared myself even a casual nudist, I knew I was going to have all of the “pornmongers, pervs and sex trolls” coming out of the woodwork. Why? Because even with my clothes on I’d had enough issues with people of that ilk. Were I to burn my bra, so to speak, I would be tossing my hat in the internet ring of Open Season on ALL THINGS SEX ALL THE TIME! So, …

Artist’s Model Magic

CFL: How would you describe what you do: “Life modeling”, “nude art modeling” or something else?  RM: The funny thing is when people ask me, “What do you do” I often reply that I’m a life model. They acknowledge my answer with a confused look on their face and I realize that I have to clarify what being a life model means. So I try to stick with describing myself as an Artists’ Model now. CFL: How does a self-described all-American woman end up living and modeling clothes-free in the UK?  RM:I was in the UK for several years before I began modelling. I was studying there but it quickly became a second home to me. Even now I look forward to spending time on both sides of the Atlantic and I am due to be sitting for a wonderful sculptor in Southern France later this month. I still think of myself as American but I hope my future will be international. CFL: How did you get started as a model?  RM: You never forget …