Joshua Williams Interviews Bare to Bush tumblr blogger about pubic hair on the Naturist Living Show Podcast

Note from Felicity: This month’s episode of the Naturist Living Show podcast covered a topic that never gets old in the nudie world (and arguably in the non-nudie world, also): pubic hair! As part of the show, our buddy Joshua Williamscontributed an interview with the woman who began a splendid body image blog called Naked to Bush.
I enjoyed the interview so much I decided to see about printing the transcript on our website, so here it’s below! You can also scroll to the base and listen to the whole show (Bare to Bush interview starts at around minute 29:00).
Bare to Bush Interview on the Naturist Living Show [Pubic Hair Picture courtesy of Baretobush.com]
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Intro from Joshua Williams: It is great to be on the Naturist Living Show today, in the part of an interviewer. I’ve appreciated my many conversations with Stephaneon and off this podcast. A couple of months ago, I came across an extremely interesting tumblr blog called Bare to Bush, which describes the project totally.
On September 16th, 2013, a girl decides to shave off all of her pubic hair, then follow its regrowth through words and pictures, online. And while it sounds totally sophomoric, the reality is that the journey, if you will, has been rather profound. It turned into a chance to contemplate her own body and open up a conversation with other girls and men about bodies in general, the great and the poor.
I am pleased to have had a conversation with the founder and writer of the blog and now the site, baretobush.com. However, as the blog is written anonymously, we selected to have to have the conversation via chat after which use the transcript to record an interview with another girl’s voice.
Of course, we discuss the reason behind this anonymity in the interview, but also delve into discussions associated with nudity, sexuality, body acceptance and obviously, body hair.
Joshua: What was the genesis for this rather unique project?
BtoB: Honestly, I was bored one day so I shaved http://modestperson.com/views/we-are-interested-in-joining-a-local-nudist-resort.php . I have always believed it’s funny how people have Tumblr blogs about absurd things that seem like no one would care, so I got it in my head to create a blog where I followed the re-growth of my pubic hair only out of pure boredom and to amuse myself.
Sort of like how people say, “it is as dull as watching paint dry,” I figured it would be a interesting, boring picture diary of hair growing back.

And needless to say, Tumblr enables you to do something like that, unlike http://nudismsite.com/tube/it-was-our-first-time-at-any-nudist-facility/ ! Did you feel like there was something you could demonstrate by doing it, for yourself or others?
BtoB: Not really. I mean, I wish I could say that it was all this pre meditated platform from which to reach out and talk to folks about their bodies, but that’s totally not what I meant. I really just did it for fun and figured I Had have just a couple people following it who also thought it was funny or who simply needed to see graphics of a girl’s crotch.
And I’m sure there are those that visited the blog for that very reason! At what stage do you think it took on an alternate dimension?
BtoB: I believe the very first time I really understood that it was having an impact was when I made a post about the reality of nude photography. I ‘d no thought it would burst the way that it did, I only had it in my brain that I desired to show people that all of the “self shot” images they see are still posed and carefully positioned and the body can be so different depending on how it is posed.
I made that post, thought nothing of it except perhaps being happy that it turned out so nicely, and 4 hours later it’d already reached well over 2 thousand people. Right now I believe it’s something like 103 thousand “notes” on it. That made me understand that I ‘d inadvertently started saying things that people really related to.
And with the popularity of the “selfie” and self-awareness it seemed to really connect with readers on many different levels.
BtoB: Completely.The web is so full of “self” these days, but so many people don’t realize that those folks posting photos still only post their finest pictures, their greatest “self.” Folks believe that because something isn’t “commercial” it is somehow more natural, but that is not actually the case a lot of times.
I’d say that most folks who post all of those self shots – even something like a Facebook profile picture – post only their absolute best angles, which are not actually indicative of how they look in real life.
There is an “artifice” to these images then. And all the while, do you think that women, even guys, crave something more real, even when they create these “best angle” shots for Facebook?

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