Heroes of naturism : Stacia

The death this week of Motorhead’s Lemmy  dragged up a sense of….something…I  couldn’t define. But I thought there was nudity involved.

It transpired that I was right, that before Motorhead, Lemmy played with English space-rock band Hawkwind who had a dancer, Irish-born Stacia Blake.

And Stacia had a penchant (in keeping with a free-festival, free-love times) of dancing naked.

Latterly, Stacia was quoted as saying ‘(my dancing) is greatly influenced by my love of nature, in all its aspects. Landscapes, people, animals, sound and movement. All these things permeate my being. I allow them to become part of me. After a time of reflection, all these impressions culminate in the creation of inner landscapes which are then released to create the images you see in my work.’


DENMARK - JUNE 01: Photo of STACIA and HAWKWIND; Stacia, performing live onstage with Hawkwind - dancing, naked, body paint (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)

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Which is, if you think about it, very much a reflection of a naturist communion, with the landscape, people, animals, sound and movement. Attuned to her environment. A naturist’s catechism!

We have no idea if Stacia ever embraced or participated in the naturist movement, but her acceptance of her body, naked and free, should remind us that this is a naturist’s communion, and we should be grateful for her leading (in part) the way.


Stacia Blake, as she is now, living and working as an artist in the Irish midlands.

For her work with Hawkwind, and her dance interpretation of what their humanitarian, community-driven, space rock represents, she certainly deserves our award as a Hero of Naturism


Meet Silje

A few days ago I said I’d be reintroducing the concept of an ‘Ambassador for Older Avatars’, and offered Barbara, who used to fill the role, the job.

Barbara declined the role, as she’s taking a break from Second Life ‘for the foreseeable future’, but not longer after I’d made the post, saying I was bringing it back, than Silje dropped me a notecard with her ‘CV’ for the role.

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She was offered the role within two minutes of me reading her ‘CV’ and accepted it within the hour. I’ve spent a bit of this afternoon helping her out with photographs, as well as supervising her first post for SL Naturist. She’ll be able to tell you more about herself when that’s published over the weekend, but in the meantime I’d like to thank her for accepting the position and wishing her a warm welcome to the SL Naturist team. With her appointment I think our new team is now complete for now, and I look forward to us bringing you the very best that SL can offer to the naturist community in 2016.