What it's about
It's different things to different people.
celebrating our bodies
creating something special
making a difference
being fully expressed and free
stepping outside comfort zones
doing something new
The First Year
A Naked Dip
Come on in the water's warm! Over one weekend in September, we invite you to join us in celebrating our bodies by stripping off and running in to the sea!
Swimming naked is an amazing experience. Taking part in this event is transformative.
We have created a comfortable and safe environment, so whether you run, leap, or stumble into the sea; take a swim or a quick dip, whip your robe off bold as brass, or run for cover under the biggest wave, all are welcome.
Who is it for?
This event is LGBTQ+ friendly and open to anyone who identifies as female
There are lots of photoshopped images in magazines of unrealistic and unattainable bodies creating a standardised ideal that doesn't exist. Images that disempower, frustrate and leave women and young girls feeling 'not good enough'.
We are building a collection of Images that will exist online and as part of a touring exhibition. The images readdress the balance. They inspire and empower. We want to create beautiful images of real women feeling free and fully expressed in all their glorious forms.
Each year we will add to the collection. We hope the images empower other women to be happier in their own skin. To see that we come in all shapes and sizes. They are beautiful images of normal women looking strong, comfortable and free.
It's important that every person taking part feels happy, safe and free. For this reason we ask that no photos be taken except by our official visual artist. We will not take pictures of anyone who does not want to be photographed. The comfort of all participants is our top priority. The images on the website are approved by those in them. The artist and myself are the only people to see the images. The final images selected are then sent to all the women who took part for approval. Absolute Veto rests with the participants. All the raw images and the images not approved are deleted from existence.
The images approved will then be used for the following; a touring exhibition, a calendar, a year diary (these last two are to raise funds for the cost of the exhibition) We'd also like to make a coffee book with some of the images and some of the stories. They go on our website and we are always looking for opportunities to promote the work. At each step any images used we ask approval from everyone in the image. The images have a profound impact on those who see them and we want them to be seen so we are open to opportunities to talk about them and exhibit them. They will never be used for advertising anything or selling anything. For us its about empowering and inspiring with the work. We will never do anything with the images that goes against our core value or undermines what we are creating. We will always ask permission to use the images for any venture we undertake.