Women in Focus

Join our host Helen Berriman for Women in Focus from British Naturism, a podcast dedicated to celebrating and empowering women through naturism. Our podcast is created by women for women, although we warmly invite men to join us and listen as well.

In each episode, we delve into insightful conversations, exploring various aspects of naturism through the lens of womens' experiences. Whether you are a seasoned naturist, new to the way of life or just intrigued, we aim to educate and inspire. We highlight the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of women in naturism. Promoting body acceptance and self love, we explore how women across the planet have shed their clothes and freed up their minds, leading them toward a more fulfilling life in all areas; one that no longer keeps them restricted - emotionally, mentally, physically, and in all other ways.

Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 7
Released: Saturday 1st June 2024
Helen interviews Stephanie McManus, a nurse from New Zealand and naked healing practitioner. After a nude photoshoot, which Steph did in an effort to confront her own body image in the wake of an eating disorder, she discovered what it meant to her to be without clothes. It transformed her life and she describes nudity as her medicine, and she now wants to bring her revelations to as many people as she can. Careful with the language she uses, Steph says nudity can be a 'healing tool', and avoids refering to any label that she feels could alienate the very people that it will help the most.
Read Steph's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Steph McManus:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 6
Released: Saturday 4th May 2024
Helen interviews Sue May, a passionate naturism advocate and BN volunteer from Hampshire. Sue was a single naturist woman for some time, and met her current partner, Andrew, through mutual naturist friends. Indeed it wasn't until their first offical date that they saw each other dressed for the first time. Sue is a keen swimmer and has represented the UK as part of the team at the international naked swimming gala, where the team came third in 2023.
Read Sue's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Sue May:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 5
Released: Saturday 6th April 2024
Helen interviews Martha Vickery, a 27 year old dreadmaker from Somerset, UK. Martha joined British Naturism when she was 19 on her way home from a naturist waterpark experience which truely turned her life around. Having fought with her weight and body dysmorphic attitudes throughout her teens, a joke about a naked waterpark visit turned into a reality that she faced head-on, and she has never looked back. She is now a public leading light for younger women in naturism, having taken a central role in the Channel 4 series Naked Education.
Read Martha's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Martha Vickery:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 4
Released: Saturday 2nd March 2024
Helen interviews Siobhan Hazzan. Siobhan is relatively new to the naturist way of life, a concept which was utterly unimaginable for her just a few years ago. As an ordained pastor now living at the Naturist Foundation in Orpington, UK, she is joint chair of the Christian Naturist Fellowship, who will openly talk about naturism as she will not accept the judgement of anyone else.
Read Siobhan's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Siobhan Hazzan:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 3
Released: Saturday 3rd February 2024
Helen's interview with Angela de la Cruz. Angela is a nudism promoter and adventurer living in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also runs online clothing optional Spanish language and yoga classes. She is a fairly recent convert to naturism for whom it has helped her overcome the traumas of her past, reclaim her sense of self and it's fair to say has completely changed her life.
Read Angela's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Angela de la Cruz:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 2
Released: Saturday 6th January 2024
Helen's interview with Fiona Discombe, a long term naturist and nude health campaigner. Fiona, together with her husband Mike, owns and runs a naturist narrowboat hotel in the south of England. She has worked in naturist hospitality for a number of years, as well as travelling and vlogging from other naturist venues around the world.
Read Fiona's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Fiona Discombe:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 1
Released: Saturday 2nd December 2023
Helen's interview with Linda Weber, a US ambassador for naturism. She is a Director with AANR, a Governor with the B.E.A.C.H.E.S Foundation and has many other roles. She discusses her journey into naturism, some of the challenges she faced and the joy that naturism brings her.
Read Linda's written Women in Focus interview here.

Links for Linda Weber:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk
Episode 0
Released: Thursday 16th November 2023
Helen Berriman introduces the Women in Focus podcast and shares a little of her own story about her journey into discovering naturism.

Links for Women in Focus:
Contact Women in Focus: womeninfocus@bn.org.uk