Here we feature new, recent or at least “new to us” items related to barefooting. We invite you to let us know if you have a link that might qualify for this page! Previous featured links (in published order) appear lower on this page (or also on other related SBL pages).
Current “What’s New” features:
A Statue Stirs to Life in Washington Square Park – By Michael Wilson, in The New York Times (November 14, 2017)
The inspiring story of street performer Johan Figueroa-Gonzalez, the “living statue” in Greenwich Village. Based on the article and photos, Johan not only performs his craft barefoot but also walks home barefoot through the streets of New York. Well, why not?
Pregnant at 15, she’s now a professor – by David Whiting, in Orange County Register (Anniversary feature: originally published November 30, 2012)
Interview with Thea Gavin, professor at Concordia University, Irvine, and recipient of two master’s degrees who continued her education after dropping out of high school and raising children. She also runs barefoot.
Barefoot Skateboarders – Produced by 101 India. This inspiring video documentary describes how the sport of skateboarding introduced positive social change for children in an impoverished community in India. (New to us in November, 2017. Video published September, 2016)
Is it cool to walk barefoot everywhere? – In Medimurje, a Croatian language newspaper (October 9, 2017)
This article, featuring barefooter and SBL member Nikola Novak from Croatia, appeared in Medimurje, a local Croatian language newspaper. The link, above, provides Nikola’s English translation of the article.
Nikola comments: “[In early October] I agreed to give an interview to a local paper about my lifestyle. I did it to promote the lifestyle and this way to perhaps encourage more people to go barefoot.”