Artist, environmentalist, vegan, feminist, atheist, nudist, cyclist, chocoholic, trekkie. Interested in issues of sustainability and equality — JamesGrigg.com
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Lincoln City Council are currently running a public consultation on their plans for the redevelopment of Lincoln Central Market. If you’re a Lincoln resident, I encourage you to add your feedback and thoughts. The format is an online questionnaire, with questions prompting support of the plans, but does allow space for more general feedback too.

The plans include significant architectural interventions, to add windows into the arched walls along the north and east sides of the market, and a mezzanine floor inside. They would also be replacing the narrow butchers section and public toilets down the south-side of the market…


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Before my wedding to my amazing wife Nadine, I was really apprehensive at the prospect of wearing a wedding ring — So much so that I suggested us getting tattooed rings instead; which is quite something for someone who both has a really low pain threshold, and hates tattoos! But Nadine wasn’t down for that and so we went with rings —I am glad we avoided that painful alternative!

Our wedding forewent plenty of the traditional wedding tropes, we very much crafted a ceremony and a day we wanted, that really represented us. But I could see the value of…


Thoughts on the sexualisation of body parts, taboos and mental self policing that causes, and the freedom we could have in a nudist society free of body shame.

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As a nudist, and an artist who focuses on nudity, I often find one of the biggest barriers to people trying out nudism, or just getting naked in any context, is the idea that certain body parts should not ever be seen, due to the sense of specialness — or more often shame — associated with them. …


The following in an excerpt from a photographic portrait series I created.

Who are you? What sort of person do you think you are? What sort of person do others see you as? Every day we make ourselves who we think we are; who we want to be; or who we are expected to be. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, every day we dress to create an image, a persona. But what is behind this façade of personality? …


As far as I’ve been able to find from the occasional search, there doesn’t seem to be an active publication on Medium with a focus on nudism, or nudity more broadly. So I’ve decided to create one myself, as a home for my own writings on nudity, and I hope a hub for other nudist and nude-curious writers here to share their work too. Welcome to Nude Positive:

I envision this being a place to share works on all aspects of non-sexual nudity, including thoughts on nudism as a lifestyle, philosophy, and movement; nudity in a wider social context; body…


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I wrote to my MP today to request a change in covid strategy to a zero-covid approach, as outlined below (kept briefer in my correspondence!). Alas I have no confidence this incompetent and dithering Conservative government has the vision or will to do anything like it. They need to treat the covid crisis with far greater urgency and much less complacency. …


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I think brexit is fundamentally disastrous and endlessly flawed, resting as it does on a costly bed of xenophobia, colonial nostalgia, and English exceptionalism. But there are two things I can genuinely see as positives:

Perhaps the most provocative issue brexit has resolved, is that Britain has immediately done away with the “tampon tax”; the VAT charge on period products, which essentially amounts to a tax on possessing a vagina. EU rules enforce this taxation, and so by leaving we can abolish it. Hurrah.

The other dubious EU rule set we are leaving with positive effect, is the Common Agricultural…


A poem on body image, body positivity, and the unique beauty of every individual.

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Your body is not “flawed”,
There’s nothing wrong with you,
There might be a mark upon your skin,
But that’s what makes you you.

There’s no such thing as perfect,
That idea is just made up,
No human fits a neat template,
We’re all just parts, all jumbled up.

Every body is special,
Each one of us is unique,
Several billion different variants,
Not one of us a freak.

And yes you’re going to age, Your body will always change, Textures, shapes, and colours adjust, To…


A poem on the perils of clothing, and the freedom of being naked.

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Clothes suck, can’t bear them,
Clothes suck, don’t wear them,

Seams rubbing on your skin,
And tight bits that really just dig in,
Fabric wrapped around everywhere,
Makes your body just despair.

Clothes suck, can’t bear them,
Clothes suck, don’t wear them,

Straps digging into your shoulders,
Damned intrusive body holders,
The weight of the fabric pulling down,
Garments just want to be on the ground.

Clothes suck, can’t bear them,
Clothes suck, don’t wear them,

Getting sweaty when it’s warm, How did overheating become the norm…

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