So, a few things:
A Guide to Dancing Naked is now on WordPress!
There are some really cool things happening with A Guide to Dancing Naked. The first is the new site! I used to work from Tumblr but I realized that is wasn’t the best home for AGTDN. WordPress will also allow me a little more freedom and inspiration from the community to write instead of focusing on just images. Don’t worry, I won’t be getting rid of my illustrations, just doing a little more writing!
My goal this year is to show the connection between me and this project. They are in an intimate waltz together but sometimes the partners aren’t always in step. When this happens they simply brush themselves off, line up their feet, find each other with their eyes, and on the exhale take the room in a flourish.
Here are some things to look forward to this year with A Guide to Dancing Naked:
I’ve revamped the Mission of AGTDN so be sure to take a peek here. There is something I believe strongly about dancing naked and I just put a little more of my heart into the mission.
This past year I’ve been reading and studying a lot about compassion and would like to incorporate that into what I do here. I don’t think you can really get to the root of truly loving yourself without meditating on compassion and how it relates to individuals and the people that surround them. It pulls us toward our best selves!
This is the part where I practice what I preach. Literally. My personal life has been a little hectic this past year with moving to a new city and starting a new life, a new job, and tapping into the artistic market here making a name for myself in Denver, Colorado. What have I been doing the least?? Dancing naked!!! I found myself getting my dance naked time in only once or rarely twice a week. Last week I immediately thought, “This cannot continue! What am I most afraid of right now in life?” Honestly I’m not quite sure yet but I’m going to figure it all out with #DanceNaked365 starting this Spring! Everyday for 365 days I will be dancing naked and chronicling my experiences on my blog. I’m striving to jump into what I fear most: myself. I don’t exactly know what will reveal itself from this new daily ritual on the horizon and am mentally preparing for facing myself in the mirror every day for the next year. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted on the official date!
I realize more and more that people struggle with body image in different ways at different places in their lives. I want you to know you are not alone in this. I’m right there with you. That is why I am offering my hand. Please reach out to me if you are struggling with this issue or have any questions, curiosities, or concerns on the matter at Ask Brynn.
To braving the dark nights inside of us and shining our own star light to illuminate the sky,