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 subject that never gets old in the nudie world (and arguably in the non-nudie world, also): pubic hair! As part of the show, our friend Joshua Williamscontributed an interview with the girl who began a wonderful body image site called Bare to Bush.
I liked the interview so much I decided to see about publishing the transcript on our site, so here it is below! You may also scroll to the base and listen to the whole show (Bare to Bush interview begins at around minute 29:00).
Bare to Bush Interview on the Naturist Living Show [Pubic Hair Image courtesy of]
Launch from Joshua Williams: It’s great to be on the Naturist Living Show now, in the part of an interviewer. I have appreciated my many conversations with Stephaneon and off this podcast. A few months ago, I came across an extremely interesting tumblr website called Naked to Bush, which describes the project absolutely.
On September 16th, 2013, a girl decides to shave off all of her pubic hair, and then follow its regrowth through words and pictures, on the internet. And while it seems totally sophomoric, the reality is that the journey, if you will, has been quite profound. It turned into a chance to contemplate her own body and open up a dialog with other women and men about in general, the good and the bad.
I am pleased to have had a conversation with the creator and writer of the site and now the site, Yet, as the blog is composed anonymously, we chose to have to have the dialog via chat after which use the transcript to record an interview with another woman’s voice.
Of course, we discuss the reason behind this anonymity in the interview, but also delve into discussions related to nudity, sexuality, body approval and of course, body hair.
Joshua: What was the genesis for this fairly unique endeavor?
BtoB: Actually, I was bored one day so I shaved my pubic hair. I ‘ve always believed it is amusing how folks have Tumblr websites about silly things that seem like no one would care, so I got it in my mind to create a site where I followed the re-increase of my pubic hair simply out of pure boredom and to amuse myself.
Sort of like how people say, “it’s as dull as watching paint dry,” I figured it’d be a interesting, boring photo journal of hair growing back.
And naturally, Tumblr enables you to do something like that, unlike other social media platforms! 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 premeditated platform from which to reach out and talk to folks about their bodies, but that is absolutely not what I intended. I really just did it for enjoyment and figured I Had have just a couple folks following it who also believed it was funny or who simply needed to see images of a girl’s crotch.
And I’m certain there are those that visited the blog for that very reason! At what point do you believe it took on an alternative measurement?
BtoB: I believe the first time I really realized that it was having an impact was when I made a post about the reality of nude photography. I had no thought it would explode the way that it did, I just had it in my brain which I needed to show people that all of the “self shot” images they see are still introduced and carefully placed and that the body can be so different depending on how it is posed.
I made that place, believed nothing of it except possibly being happy that it turned out so nicely, and 4 hours later it had already reached well over 2 thousand individuals. Right now I think it has something like 103 thousand “notes” on it. That made me recognize that I ‘d inadvertently started saying things that folks really related to.

And with the popularity of the “selfie” and selfawareness it seemed to really connect with readers on numerous levels.
BtoB: Completely.The net is so full of “self” these days, but so many people do not realize that those individuals posting photos still only post their best graphics, their greatest “self.” think that because something is not “commercial” it is somehow more natural, but that is not actually the case lots of times.
I would say that most folks who post all of those self shots – even something like a Facebook profile photograph – post just their absolute greatest angles, which are not actually indicative of how they look in real life.
There’s an “artifice” to these graphics then. And all the while, do you believe that women, even men, crave something more real, even when they create these “best angle” shots for Facebook?