Young Naturists and Nudists America
Young Naturists & Nudists America (YNA) was founded in the fall of 2010. The main goal of this organization is to promote the non-sexual nudist (or naturist) lifestyle to the younger demographic. They focus mostly on the 21 - 35 age groups but do accept older individuals. They host events in the tri-state New York area such as:
- Nude Night Out - They will rent out a private space or bar and have a regular party just that everyone who attends is naked.
- Weekend Trips - They organize weekend trips to other nudist resorts where they camp, have drum circles, practice naked yoga, barbecues and bonfires.
- Signature Nude Years Eve Parties - Every New Year's Eve YNA hosts a party that they title Nude Years Eve.
In early 2011 they launched an iPhone, Android and web app entitled Our Nude World which contains information about nudist resorts, nude beaches and other nudist and naturist groups or organizations world wide.
On December 31, 2011 they launched an online news publication called the "Bare Times". This publication covers all kinds of topics such as art, travel and news from both the nudist and "textile" worlds.
On Jan 19th they launched a new site: Ask A Nudist, where people from all over the world can ask questions and receive answers from actual nudists.
Young Naturists America also features a blog titled Felicity's Blog. Felicity Jones is one of the organization's founders and has participated in many art projects such as "Ocularpation Wall Street" and "I'LL RAISE YOU ONE" by the New York artist Zefrey Throwell. During her performance in Ocularpation Wall Street, Felicity was one of three people who were arrested for disrupting the peace. All three cases were later dropped.
Their website also features many articles on the different facets of nudism such as: nudity and religion, behavior etiquette, laws about public nudity and news/information about other nudist events from all over the world.
- Young Nudists And Naturists America
- Wall Street Journal Talk About Nudism And YNA
- New York Post Covers The Nude Years Eve Party 2011
- Nerve.com Features YNA
- GQ France Features Article About YNA
- WBAI Radio Interview On The Artsy Fartsy Show 2011
- NY Post Video About I'll Raise You One
- Artnet.com - Felicity arrested during Ocularpation Wall Street
- New York Times Article About Ocularpation Wall Street
- Failure Magazine Article About YNA
- Failure Magazine Feature A guest Article By Felicity
- Village Voice Article About I'll Raise You One
- Refinery 29 Mention YNA
- NJ Living Magazine Mention YNA