An Ode to My Birthday Suit!

By Kendra Holliday | March 23, 2012

I would look better with my top off.

Today is my birthday. I am 40 years old.

Actually, I’m 39, but I don’t care for odd-numbered years, so I round up.

Therefore, I will be 40 for two years, just like I was 38 for two years.

This website is about to undergo another change.

You may not have noticed, but I haven’t posted an update in days. I sure as hell noticed. I don’t feel right if I don’t publish something highly personal or important to me at least once a week. So I feel somewhat out of sorts.

It’s been super busy, in a very good way. I work full-time, and pick up as many consulting gigs as I can in the evenings. Plus, there is my daughter and misc. sex-positive events to host. Oh, and friends, lovers, and family.

And I still want to write books – in my queue is a sex toy guide for women, as well as my take on motherhood and sexuality.

But back to this website.

We tried to get The Beautiful Kind to become a business, complete with ads, revenue, and more writers.

Alas, it didn’t work out.

So, we’re going back to a blog format, which means I can be more myself again, instead of trying to cater to the masses.

For the past year we tried to clean this site up, scaling way back on the nudity in order to make it more classy and mainstream.

To celebrate reverting back to the classic TBK, I present you with a series of pics celebrating my birthday suit. This is the only place I can share it – facebook will flag a nipple, my twitpic account got suspended – I swear 85% of the population is scared of nudity.

But I’m not.

Are you?

Let’s state with the first nude pic ever taken of me. I was one month old.

Will I get busted for child porn for posting this pic of me?

I better skip any nude pics I have of me from ages 1-18 then, just in case. Actually, I’m pretty sure I don’t have any. My family was not into nudity.

But I did bust out and become a stripper at age 19. Here is one of my Glamour Shots headshots from those days. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

This pic has me wrapped in white gauzy fabric, but believe you me I was plenty naked that year, on stage and on display. AS A TEENAGER in the East St. Louis sex industry.

No wonder it took me years to recover.

I have to admit, I was not properly equipped to handle all the men 10, 20, 30+ years my senior trying to pressure me into doing things that made me seriously uncomfortable…

A pic of me when I was 20, doing one of my favorite things – being naked outdoors (it was cold!):

Moving right along, I spent most of my 20’s as a married monogamous vanilla wife and mother. There are no pics of me naked during this time, although I am pretty sure I was naked at some points.

Here are some amazing pics of me pregnantย  and costumed during that time!

Close up of the belly that housed my amazing daughter for 40 weeks:

Lucky for all of us, I got divorced when I turned 30, which I means I started exploring my sexuality in earnest. Here is a tiny sample of photos from this last decade:

This is one of the pics I used for my first swinger profile:

This is my favorite photo of my body, taken in a sun-dappled meadow in the country:

A picture of David Wraith and me taken at a recent party:

See? You don’t need to run around like this:

It”s alllll good. (wish I was chillin’ with my girlfriend Steffy more often!)

Love to you and your body! I know I love mine!



Buddha 2012-03-23 21:16:14

That pic of you in the woods… seriously hot


    Kendra 2012-03-24 06:09:16

    No, it was seriously cold! ha ha


Frank Honest 2012-03-26 04:47:18

“weโ€™re going back to a blog format, which means I can be more myself again, instead of trying to cater to the masses.” This in and of itself may be the strongest motivator I’ve yet seen for reading this. I gotta say when I met you I found you to be interesting and lively. I found your early blog to be interesting. Even when I disagreed with you, something I often do, I liked reading what you had to say. Over the last 6-12 months worth of entries you’ve seemed so … “blah.” I’d almost given up on reading here at all. I’ll be happy to read what you’ve got to say if we see more uncencored ‘you’ and less the cleaned up version.


    Hirsutoruffian 2012-03-26 15:34:41

    I agree! I missed the old Kendra, but understood that a girl’s gotta try what a girl’s gotta try, and that you had pressure out the wazoo to get some revenue going.

    I’m still very delighted that you’ve made it through all that stuff, and that you’re still a goddess on the up and up.




      Hirsutoruffian 2012-03-26 15:36:43

      Oh, and I like your pixie cut! It complements your smile something fierce, and seems to say “here comes trouble, but you’re gonna like it” ๐Ÿ™‚


    JayLo 2012-03-28 03:02:01

    Brilliant screen name


Sexual Psychic 2012-03-27 04:32:55

I agree about the pixie cut. And having only recently discovered you, I look forward to learning how much more outrageous you can be.

I just noticed you added my website to your links list — thank you!! Most of the women who have taken my survey have come from TBK – it makes me wish I lived in SL and could hang with you all.


Stephen 2012-03-28 09:16:49

I agree. When the site changed first was when you revealed yourself. The reveal was exciting at first and drama-filled when you lost your job and your ex went after custody, so the blog was likely more popular than ever as far as fan numbers went.

Then the site changed to whatever the hell it was with the blah and the downtime and too many ‘poor me, help me’ blogs that you clearly lost a ton of viewers/commentors.

Then you revealed Matthew and it was so disappointing – similar to a sort of disappointment when you revealed yourself. The secrecy was better in my opinion – we were able to create our own images of you and Beast based on whatever worked best for our own pleasure.

But I stuck around…as an adult child of an alcoholic I’m known for my loyalty. Plus you do amazing written interviews with interesting subjects, and you’re never afraid to tackle the taboo, which helps (and as you can see, draws the most conversational commentary).

I’ve been and will continue to be loyal, but as an adult child of a whatever, I’m also a brutally honest dickhead (as you’ve also seen via my comments and responses to them). So I for one am very glad to see you change back to this direction if it will make you happier. I know I didn’t mind the ads and I often clicked on interesting ones, and even ordered Tristan Taormino’s (sp?) book via your site ad.

I know that I prefer the hotter stories, I like TBK featurettes on other interesting people (more than I like the vidcasts, which I still find very uncomfortable because you and the interviewees and the setting are quite uncomfortable). I like the written interviews because your questions are sharper and to the point and the answers are more thought-out.

And of course I think we all like the recreations and recounting of your sexploits (as well as those of others), but again I like the literary content and descriptions much more than I like actual photos – the photos tend to be disappointing from the people we’ve pictured in our heads. (Nothing personal, Matthew – it just turned out you didn’t look ANYthing like a very hairy Gaston).

But definitely don’t quit – the site is clearly important to you, and has become important to us and to a sex positive message as well. Here’s hoping more and more people become their own beautiful kinds.


    Sexual Psychic 2012-03-28 10:06:05

    Is it being an adult child of whatever that makes us brutally honest? Well then, so be it. Blunt I will continue to be.

    I like the real bodies.

    – Sallie


Chuck 2012-03-30 17:41:43

As someone who discovered TBK in it’s non-blog format, I still found you insightful, amusing and overall, sexy as hell. You have nothing to be ashamed of for trying a more commercial, revenue generating site. Harder than it looks for sure. You have a beautiful mind and body!! Seeing you fully nude is a wonderful gift for your loyal followers! Look forward to seeing what the future holds for TBK. BTW thanks for the emails a few months ago. I was the guy dealing with the friend who was a Niagra Falls squirter….alas it didnt work out but not for that reason. Be good to yourself and stay positive!!


Belladonna 2012-04-04 00:14:55

Are you going to renew the Beautiful Kind interviews?! I really enjoyed “meeting” all those amazing people ๐Ÿ™‚


    Kendra Holliday 2012-04-05 11:47:35

    I haven’t decided yet! I think maybe so, I always loved it, too. Each person was like a sexy snowflake…


coolncam 2012-04-10 01:45:06

another amazing post… your lovers are very lucky


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