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Normalize Naked

  • Residencia [Ditmas Park] 55 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY, 11226 United States (map)
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Join Maybel Ovalles and Anthony Lione to explore the active normalization of nakedness. By letting go of your clothes, you gently release shame and surface what is your pure, natural you. Using Authentic Relating games, Maybel and Anthony will aid you in dismantling the conditioned fears of an unnecessarily textiled society. We will reflect on the themes of body image, shame, sexuality, fear; gradually shifting the paradigms of nakedness within ourselves and the broader community. Together, we will be seen, heard, and loved as we unpack the benefits of shared nudity.

 

Schedule:

6:20 - doors open, clothed mingling

6:50 - doors closed, brief preamble, disrobing

7:20 - Normalize Naked, followed by a few minutes of silent rest

8:40 - socializing with light snacks and beverages

9:00 - event ends, attendees depart

 

PLEASE NOTE:

- Tickets are only sold online before the event. You can buy tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/normalize-naked-tickets-58308493273

- Doors close at 6:40. Latecomers will not be allowed entry to this event.

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About Maybel: Maybel is an immigrant, trans-disciplinary artist, community maker, teacher, creator’s counselor, dancer, healer, and ritual maker. Basing her work in body intelligence; she combines arts, relationships, human awareness practices, ancestral and systemic focus, and the mystic. With these practices, she gestates experiences which outline our impact as the creators of our own lives; focusing awareness on the dynamics that bind us to each other and to the greatest intelligence. She is at the service of linking people in an intimate way, sharing practices that catalyze us toward unity―the quality of being one of a kind. “Evil and cruelty grow in ignorance and the sense of scarcity. This is why the pillars of my life are attention, compassion, and comprehension”. She is designing a community project which brings together culture-makers, artists, healers, and visionaries. This project is underway at Residencia in Brooklyn, NY (www.residencia.studio), and at CAMP (opening in 2020) in Oaxaca, Mexico, (camp.is), where we will host retreats and community experiments.

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 About Anthony: Anthony Lione has organized nudist, shame-free, and intimacy-building experiences in NYC, Hamburg Mountains NJ, Black Rock City NV, and South Florida using social nudity and authentic relating/circling tools. His teachers include Sara Ness, Gina Brezini, Guy Sengstock, John Thompson, Sean Wilkinson, Jordan Myska Allen, and Amy Silverman. He is an Authentic Leadership Facilitator Training graduate (authrev.com/authentic-leadership-training). With Maybel Ovalles, Anthony is co-founder of Residencia (residencia.nyc); a community space for group-intelligence practices. Curating events of varied themes and forms that are rooted in truth-telling, leaders are called to take risks in developing experiences that they themselves want to live out. Also collaborating with Maybel Ovalles, his project iamanudist.org is inspired to reveal individual nudists through portraiture—changing the paradigm and preconceptions about social nudity and nudism. He is the builder of CAMP, a naked camp in Oaxaca Mexico (www.camp.is), which will open in 2020 to host retreats and community experiments.

Just Naked’s Principles

These are the principles that guide most of our events. Event leaders are allowed some flexibility, so please read the details of each event before attending. While these guidelines are common sense for most, our goal is to calmly guide anyone for whom this information is not obvious.

Subjectively Naked

For our coed events, men need to be fully nude and women are allowed to wear bottoms. Why? For a woman, going topless or even breastfeeding in public can be seen as a subversive or erotic display, while men enjoy much more clothes-freedom. Because nudity may present menstruating women and trans people with technical or psychological difficulties, we allow anyone with these concerns to wear bottoms and any other gender-affirming devices (breastplates/packers/etc).

Cruise Control

Cruising means looking for a date or sex. You might be perceived as a cruiser if you do any of the following:

- ask someone to meet outside of the event

- ask about someone’s relationship status

- compliment someone’s physical features

- maintain a close distance during conversation

- follow someone around an event (be friendly, not clingy)

- stare at a person’s body during conversation

There are some circumstances when the above behaviors might be appropriate at a platonic event, but this is not likely to be the case between two people who barely know each other. We suggest that you err on the side of caution if you have any doubt. If you are the recipient of unwanted attention, please inform an event coordinator and/or ask the person to stop.

Verbal Consent

Nudity is not an invitation. At our events, you must ask permission before touching anyone with whom you are not very familiar. This includes non-sexual touch, such as a hand on the shoulder or a hug.

Much ado about boners…

Men, if you feel yourself getting an erection, please know that this is a very NORMAL bodily function; however, we are trying to uncouple and distinguish the difference between nudity and explicit sexuality (and yes, it's possible!). We ask that you become aware of your arousal, take a moment to yourself to celebrate the fact you are human and then to please excuse yourself until your fire cools. We don't want to shame any erections, but want to be respectful to others in the group.

Anonymity

If you meet someone at one of our events, then see that person outside of the event (or find them online), do not mention anything about Just Naked. Some people need to keep their participation private and we respect that.

Photos

Ask permission before photographing or recording anyone, even if you think they are unidentifiable in the shot.

No Drugs

While some of our events allow responsible BYOB, this will never be the featured activity. If you are visibly intoxicated, you will be asked to leave.

Reporting

Please tell us if anyone makes you feel uncomfortable at our events or associated online platforms. We'll do our best to address the situation without outing you to them.

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Later Event: March 26
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