Written by Barelin and edited by Megansdad
Introduction[Editor’s note: Allow me to introduce you to Sophia Wilcox, affectionately known as Sophie or Sōph to her friends. At 25, Sophie embarks on a remarkable journey, armed with a sharp wit that leaves her audience in stitches. As a trailblazing comedienne, she has reshaped the comedy landscape and left an indelible mark on different audiences across the globe. Sophie’s life story, however, is not without its share of vulnerabilities, laid bare for the world to see.
Chapter 1: Ellis Meyers Late Night
As I observe the day’s events unfold, the prospect of standing on stage in my natural state unsettles me slightly as I prepare to perform my comedic act. I was acutely aware that tonight’s performance broadcast nationally, exposing every facet of my being to a wide-reaching television audience.
My roots extend primarily into the heart of Europe, endowing me with a Mediterranean allure characterized by the lustrous cascade of fine black hair, deep, dark brown eyes, and golden-brown skin tone. My stature barely surpasses 5’ .6” or 154 centimeters. Just as I was about to peer at the monitor, Ryana took her grand entrance onto the stage, leaving me captivated. I could catch snippets of the crew bustling around, orchestrating the transition, and witness the animated exchange between Ellis and the departing guest.
As I stood poised just beyond the threshold, bathed in the luminous glow of the stage lights, the invigorating surge of empowerment coursed through me. The energy radiating from the audience was palpable as it swept over me, obliterating lingering reservations harbored about my unorthodox attire as the guest following Ryana in the limelight. The applause accompanying her exit, leaving the stage poised for my arrival, was a reverberating chorus of anticipation.
The epicenter of this orchestration is Ellis Myers, a magnetic force field of charisma. With a final, meticulous adjustment and a comforting pat on his chair, he broadcasted his readiness to embark on yet another captivating conversation.
The studio, a living testament to the marriage of creativity and meticulous planning, hummed with activity. Backstage, producers huddled in whispered consultations, making eleventh-hour decisions that held the power to pivot the trajectory. The director, a virtuoso of controlled urgency, relayed rapid-fire instructions, leaving no tolerance or error in camera angles and cues. The symphony of murmured conversation and the gentle hum of machinery set the stage for an episode of profound significance.
As the cameras revved up after the commercial interlude, Ellis took his place at the nucleus of the studio, a gravitational pull demanding every eye in the room. His razor-sharp wit and magnetic personality have cultivated a devoted following, and his palpable enthusiasm was nothing short of infectious. Today’s chosen topic was no exception; Ellis was eager to plunge into the narrative that ensnared his attention and imagination.
The ambient lights dimmed, casting a veil over the studio. Now poised and on high alert, their collective breath was poised to ignite yet another indelible installment of The Ellis Myers Show. With a nod from the director, the cameras blinked to life, and the inaugural sequence unfurled, signaling the commencement of an evening destined to leave its mark on the annals of late-night talk shows.
Ellis: [Ellis is sitting in his comfortable, stuffed cloth chair. Adjusting his head to look directly at the prompt scrolling in front of the camera with the light on]
Welcome back, on the stage with us tonight is a young woman who is as unique as she is hilarious. She’s been a permanent nudist or permanude, as our last guest has been since her teenage years. She’s here to share her incredible journey with us and our viewing audience. Please give a warm welcome to the one and only Sophia Wilcox!
[Applause and cheers from the audience as I walk onto the stage.]
Sophie: [placing a towel on her seat before sitting in the chair to Ellis’s left] Thank you! It’s great to be here, folks! You know, you get to see two permanudes on the same night!
Ellis: Sophie, you’re quite the character! We would like to know what happened that led your parents to take you to court and ask you to be a permanude for life.
Sophie: Well, it’s a long story, but I’ll try to keep it short. You see, my parents were the strictest folks in the world. They wanted me to be covered from head to toe, but I had to draw the line at wearing a burka, and the sleeves of my blouse or dress had to reach my hands. So, I was like, “No way, Jose!”
Sophie: I was a total rebel. I’d venture out with friends wearing just about anything, or should I say, close to nothing! Bikinis, cutoff shorts, crop tops – you name it. They couldn’t stand it, so they decided to take it to court to get me to wear more. At the time of the hearing, anyone under eighteen seen nude in public is legal when approved by the courts. The judge asked me what I would like, “Never cover my body.”
Ellis: With your family’s strict upbringing, are you still close to them and the rest of your family?
Sophie: You know, after I stood before that judge, I was angry at my parents for dragging me before that judge. I ended up living with friends who were more accepting and opened their homes to me. But, you know, time has a funny way of healing wounds. Today, we’re closer than ever and somewhere in the audience. I accept the lifestyle of always being underdressed, and I’ve learned to appreciate their quirks. Life is funny that way, isn’t it? My parents needed to learn that even with children, especially teenagers, that respect has to work both ways. Not just from child to parent.
Ellis: Absolutely, it’s all about finding common ground and understanding. Sophie, you’ve got quite the sense of humor, and we appreciate you sharing your unique journey with us tonight.
Sophie: [Looking at Ellis] Thanks, it’s been a blast! [looking at the active camera] And remember, folks, life is too short to be uptight all the time. Embrace your uniqueness, just like I did! Enjoy the freedom, laugh, and never forget to be yourself!
Ellis: Wise words, Sophie! Embrace your uniqueness, indeed. Now, you’ve got a stand-up performance for us, right?
Sophie: You bet! I’ve got some hilarious stories to share with you all tonight. So, hold onto your seats, folks![The audience cheers, claps, and settles in for Sophie’s stand-up routine.]
Sophie: Stands up and walks over to the mic set up for her off to the left of her chair] Alright, so let me tell you about the last time I decided to go grocery shopping in the buff. Who needs clothes when you’ve got confidence, right? I strolled down those aisles like I owned the place! I walked down the juice aisle and literally ran into my neighbor, who just happened to be holding a bottle of grape juice. She goes tumble backward onto her butt causing her to drop said bottle of juice. When that bottle hit the floor, it was like a water cannon going off all over my neighbor’s beautiful dress. She went on and on about how her dress was ruined, so I walked up to her, stood her up, pulled the dress off over her head, and tossed it up on the top shelf. Then I removed her soaked bra and panties and left her standing there nude except for her shoes. At first, she was embarrassed and tried to cover herself but I convinced her to act as if her nudity was normal. It was hilarious to watch her trying not to get arrested. To me, I assumed that since I was well known as a PN they would assume she was as well. I took a few pictures of her shopping and sent them to her. She was so relieved to get back to her can. She hugged me and we laughed about it. I was pleasantly surprised to see she was still naked when she came over later that evening. She still refused to register.[Audience erupts in laughter
Sophie: Then there was the time my other neighbor caught me watering my plants in the garden. They were shocked when the first view of the neighborhood they saw was my naked butt working in my front flower beds. I waved and said, “Just tending to my green babies!”[Laughter]
Sophie: I thought [thinking to herself], “Why worry about laundry and dry-cleaning bills when we could just skip the clothes altogether? Easier clean up.” So, they took it to court. And guess what? The judge agreed! I’ve been a permanude since I was 16 years old.[Laughter and applause]
Sophie: Yeah, it’s true. In high school, I was voted “Most Likely to a Get Sunburn in December.” And let me tell you, I rocked that title! I’d walk into class, and the teacher would say, “Sophie, you know there’s a dress code, right?” And I’d say, “Well, technically, I’m not breaking any rules! My dress code is court-ordered.”[Laughter]
Sophie: Of course, there were the awkward moments. Sleepovers and the girls were comparing pajamas. I stood there like, “Well, I’ve got my birthday suit, does that count?” Do you know how difficult it is to fit in at a “pajama” party when you’re not allowed to wear pajamas? Fortunately, my friends laughed it off and accepted me as I was—naked.[Laughter]
Sophie: But let me tell you, there are perks to being permanude. No fashion emergencies, no wardrobe malfunctions, no worrying about spilling spaghetti sauce on your favorite shirt. It’s all about embracing what your mama gave you! My suit is waterproof, self-repairing, and always fits perfectly, and I will never outgrow it.’[Cheers and applause]
Sophie: Don’t get me started on online shopping. I just scroll through websites like, “That’s cute, but can I get it in skin tone?”[Laughter]
Sophie: But, folks, being permanude is not all sunshine and rainbows. Have you ever tried to pull off a surprise party for someone who’s always “surprise-ready”? Especially when it comes to family that hasn’t seen you in years and bought you clothes for your birthday—AWKWARD!![Laughter]
Sophie: But hey, I’ve learned to roll with it. Life is too short to get upset about every little thing. I want to be a good example for others who are considering registering. I do not want to be like Jeff Dunham’s puppet Jose “on a stick’.[More laughter and applause]
Ellis: Sophie, you certainly have a knack for turning everyday situations into comedy gold. Your confidence is inspiring!
Sophie: Well, laughter is the best way to break down barriers! And let’s face it, lives are too short. Nobody wants to die for what they could have done or what they would have liked to try.
Ellis: Absolutely! Sophie, thank you for sharing your incredible life and infectious spirit with the audience tonight and those watching.
Sophie: It’s been an absolute pleasure. Thank you all for having me! Remember, folks, embrace your quirks, live life to the fullest, and never forget to laugh!
In this captivating narrative, we join Sophie on a multifaceted journey of rebellion, self-discovery, and the unwavering pursuit of authenticity. This personal testimony invites you to witness the profound impact of mentorship, the unyielding commitment to self, and the ever-evolving world that defines Sōph’s existence. Sophie’s story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one’s true self, defying societal expectations, and the constant evolution that defines her remarkable life.
Chapter 2: Embracing the Spotlight
As the applause faded and the studio lights dimmed, I retreated backstage, still riding the high of the audience’s laughter and applause at Ellis’s warm reception. The endorphin coursed through my veins, fueling a sense of exhilaration I hadn’t felt in a while.
Back in the Green Room, the atmosphere buzzed with excitement. The crew congratulated me, their smiles genuine and their energy infectious. I couldn’t help but feel a swell of gratitude for this opportunity. Conversation with Ryana was small talk until our family and friends entered.
I grabbed my purse and left with my parents, best friend Yolanda, and now former boyfriend, Zachary. Back in the hotel, everyone except me changed into more casual attire while I looked for new notifications on my phone. The only ones were from a few friends who couldn’t make it to New York.
My appearance on the show will not premiere until later in the evening, so I am not expecting the tidal wave to blow up until tomorrow. Online talking about my upcoming appearance was filled with a mix of positives and those that stressed more about my lack of attire and loose morals. Recent regulators opened the airways to allow what streamers have shown for years— showing for years.
As I sat there, soaking in the moment, I couldn’t help but reflect on how far I’d come. A rebellious teenager who stood defiantly before a judge declaring that she wanted to be free of clothes, up to this present moment.’ Or something like that, basking in the afterglow of a successful late-night appearance. It was a testament to the power of staying true to oneself in adversity.
Later that evening, after everyone crammed into the hotel studio party to watch my appearance wrapped up. Everyone except Yolanda left the events of the day. I take a moment to stand out on the patio overlooking the city lights below.
The night air was cool against my skin, a reminder of the freedom I’d sought before being thrust into a life of nudity by that judge. At that moment, I felt a sense of peace wash over me. I knew there were more chapters in this unconventional journey of mine.
Back in the room, Yolanda asked me to check out the tidal wave on social media. ‘I unlocked the phone and checked messages and social media. My appearance on a nationally televised, syndicated talk show had gone viral. The producers explained how not to respond and how not to comment online. It wasn’t surprising.
The permanude lifestyle had always been a polarizing topic, and now, on such a public platform, opinions were bound to be even more divided. Morning, everyone crowded onto my suite couch and chairs to help me decipher the responses. Among them, two stood out. Three media producers expressed interest in discussing a sitcom and other ideas of my life’s journey.
The idea intrigued me, and I made a mental note while still at Ellis’s studio. Your offer intrigues me. I will follow up with you when I have a quiet moment. The other message was from Katy Rougher, the pioneer permanude comedienne who had been one of the first to inspire me to step out of my comfort zone at an open mic night at the local bar near where I grew up. Katy’s words were heartfelt and encouraging.
She praised my performance and shared her experiences navigating the comedy scene and breaking through the resistance she experienced. Her support meant the world to me, and I replied with a heartfelt thank you, expressing my gratitude for her trailblazing spirit.
With everyone’s encouragement and the help of others, and help from others. Able to gather the courage to send professional responses to each of the producers of the sitcom idea mentioned earlier to arrange meetings about ideas. I was excited about the potential to share my story in a new format.
It was a chance to reach an even wider audience, to challenge preconceived notions, and to continue redefining what it meant to be true to oneself. As I typed away, I couldn’t help but smile. The adventure was only beginning, and I was ready to embrace it, one laugh at a time.
Weeks later, after a whirlwind of meetings, brainstorming sessions in person, and mostly in several conferences, I performed around the country along with one of the shows recorded. It was Wilson’s production whose interest sparked this new opportunity to be a visionary with a passion for storytelling.
Together, we began weaving a narrative that would capture the essence of my journey, blending humor with heartfelt. As the concept for the sitcom took shape, I found myself delving into uncharted territory. Collaborating with a team of writers, we mined the depths of my experiences, extracting moments of raw authenticity and infusing them with comedic flair.
It was an exhilarating process, and I marveled at how life’s quirks could be in a script that resonated with a broader audience. Simultaneously, my interactions with Katy grew more frequent. We exchanged stories, jokes, and words of encouragement. She became a beacon of support, a fellow traveler. Our shared experiences forged a bond that transcended the stage, and I was grateful for the connection.
As the news of the sitcom project began to leak, the buzz around my unconventional journey of living nude intensified. Social media now brimmed with curiosity and excitement. Messages of support poured in from fans and newcomers alike, eager to see this unique story come to life.
As the project gained momentum, I continued at comedy clubs, honing my craft and testing new material. The response from audiences remained overwhelmingly positive, a testament to the universal appeal of embracing one’s quirks and vulnerabilities. I noticed the shift in the audience makeup between those dressed and those not.
And so, with a heart full of anticipation, I stepped forward, ready to embrace this next phase of the adventure, armed with the belief that laughter and authenticity held the power to redefine not just my legacy as we view ourselves and each other.
The decision to cast Katy as my aunt in the sitcom felt like destiny unfolded for me, the only one in the cast who is living nude. It was as if the universe had conspired to bring our journeys full circle, from that fateful open mic night to this pivotal moment in our careers to work together.
Katy’s infectious energy and unwavering support have been a guiding light for me. She embodied the spirit of resilience and fearlessness, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to share the screen with. Her presence would add depth and authenticity to the narrative, infusing it with genuine camaraderie forged through shared experiences.
As we gathered on set for the first time, there was an air of excitement tinged with a touch of nerves. We slipped into our roles effortlessly, finding a natural rhythm in our interactions. The chemistry between us was palpable, a testament to the genuine friendship that had blossomed for our respective journeys.
The dynamic between my character and Katy, who will be my nude aunt, brought a delightful mix of humor and heart to the screen. We navigated the ups and downs of life, celebrating our quirks and supporting each other through it all. Portrayal of the kind of familial bonds that transcend convention, a reflection of the chosen family we had found in each other.
As the episodes unfolded, we explored a range of comedic scenarios, each infused with a touch of our own experiences. From navigating social situations to championing self-acceptance, the sitcom became a canvas for us to share our stories in a way that resonated with a broader audience.
The response from viewers was overwhelming, while some vocal groups strongly opposed it. Messages poured in, expressing gratitude for those who chose to be free of the trappings of clothing.
On set, Katy and I became a formidable team, drawing from our journeys to infuse the scenes with genuine emotion and humor. Our shared history brought depth to our performances replicated otherwise. We leaned on each other for support, celebrating the milestones and navigating the challenges of being a part of a groundbreaking project.
As the seasons progressed, the impact of the sitcom extended far beyond the screen. Through it all, Katy remained a steadfast source of inspiration and support. Our journey together on and off screen forged a bond that went beyond the confines of the set. We celebrated each other’s victories, lifted each other in moments of doubt, and revealed the knowledge that we were part of something much bigger than ourselves.
As the third season wrapped and the final show, this chapter of my life was great. The sitcom had been more than just a project—it had been a platform to redefine laughter and legacy and celebrate the beauty of being unapologetically yourself bare to the world.
As I stood alongside Katy, the rest of the cast, and the crew, basking in the applause of the final scene, I knew that our journey was far from over. To see where it would lead us next. With Katy by my side, I was ready to continue redefining what it meant to embrace our quirks, live life to the fullest, free of the hassle of finding the right outfits, and never forget to laugh.
With the sitcom’s success, life took on a whirlwind pace. Interviews, public appearances, and fan interactions filled my days. The impact of our story was reverberating far and wide, and I was grateful for the chance to be a part of something so meaningful.
As the accolades poured in, so did opportunities to collaborate with other artists and creators. The world was eager to hear more of my voice, and I was determined to use it to amplify the message of acceptance and self-love.
One such collaboration was with a talented photographer, Elena, known for her empowering portraits. Project that celebrated bodies of all shapes, sizes, and colors. It was a visual ode to the beauty of diversity, a reminder that everybody was a work of art highlighting the body’s flaws to the mainstream audience.
The photo series garnered attention and sparked conversations about body positivity in the media. It was a powerful reminder that representation mattered and that by showcasing a range of bodies, we could challenge and inspire others to embrace their unique forms.
Amid the whirlwind of my life was the impact it would have on future generations. I wanted to be a part of a movement that normalized self-acceptance, celebrated diversity and encouraged people to embrace their authentic selves. To that end, I started a foundation on promoting body positivity and self-love. Through partnerships and collaborations, we aimed to make a tangible difference in the lives of those struggling with body image issues.
As the foundation gained momentum, so did the movement it represented. It became a hub for resources, support, and community, a place where individuals could find solace and inspiration on their journeys towards self-acceptance.
With each passing day, I felt a sense of purpose that went beyond the sitcom, beyond the stage. It was a calling to be a voice for those who felt unseen, to challenge societal norms, and to redefine what it meant to be comfortable in one’s skin.
Chapter 3: Love in Uncharted Territories
Amidst the whirlwind of newfound fame and the bustling energy of the entertainment industry, Claude Noble emerged as a beacon of stability in my life. We met through the sitcom project, as he was one of the talented writers tasked with bringing our stories to life. From the first collaboration, it was clear that Claude was not just a gifted writer but a kindred spirit.
Our connection grew stronger as we delved into the intricacies of the hour drama with comic narrative. Claude’s insight and creativity elevated the project to new heights. He had a unique ability to capture the essence of our experiences, infusing each episode with depth and authenticity. Beyond our professional partnership, we found a shared passion for storytelling and a mutual admiration for each other’s perspectives.
As our friendship blossomed, it became evident that something more profound was at play. We complemented each other in ways beyond the confines of the writers’ room. Our conversations flowed effortlessly, ranging from the complexities of storytelling to the nuances of life itself. It was a connection that transcended the boundaries of our creative endeavors.
One pivotal moment in our journey together was the night of the Madison Square Garden comic performance. The anticipation hung heavy as I stood backstage with him, surrounded by the hum of excitement from the sold-out crowd. It was a surreal experience, knowing to step onto the world’s most iconic stages while being true to myself.
Claude’s presence beside me was a source of comfort and strength. As the lights dimmed and the crowd roared, I felt a surge of energy course through me. The performance was electric, with every punchline landing with precision and every heartfelt moment resonating with the audience. It was a night that etched itself into the tapestry of our shared journey.
Claude and I also embarked on a new creative venture with Cineverse. We set out to create a drama series that would challenge conventions and delve into the complexities of human body acceptance and relationships. It was also groundbreaking as everyone would be nude.
This endeavor included not just myself but Ryana, who shared the stage with me so long ago on that late-night talk show. Well, Katy had become one of my closest friends. It was a project fueled by our shared commitment to authentic storytelling, and the collaboration brought us even closer. While it was apparent there were more, Claude asked if I ever wanted him to adopt the same nude lifestyle, ‘No, that is not a decision I can make for you. Only you can decide if that is a lifestyle change you feel you need to make.’
As the project took shape, Claude’s brilliance as a writer shone through once again. Together, we navigated the intricacies of character development and plot arcs, infusing the narrative with a raw, unfiltered portrayal of life’s highs and lows. It was a labor of love, a testament to our shared dedication to pushing boundaries and exploring uncharted territories.
Amidst the chaos of our professional lives, Claude and I also found moments of quiet intimacy. One such moment unfolded beneath the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was a crisp evening, the city of lights aglow. Claude took my hand, his eyes filled with a warmth that mirrored the twinkling stars above.
Heart of love and a voice filled with sincerity, Claude asked me to be his partner in this grand adventure called life. The moment was perfect in its simplicity, of the genuine connection we shared. Without hesitation, I said ‘yes,’ knowing that this was a chapter I wanted to write with him by my side.
From that moment on, our journey took on a new depth. We navigated the ups and downs of life, celebrating each other’s successes and weathering the inevitable challenges. Together, we found strength in our shared commitment to authenticity and a mutual belief in the power of storytelling.
Through it all, our creative endeavors continued to thrive. The drama series we had envisioned found its way to screens. As Claude and I stood on the set, watching our characters come to life, I couldn’t help but reflect on the incredible journey that had led us here. We had faced adversity, embraced our quirks, and redefined what it meant to live authentically. And through it all, we found love in the most unexpected places.
On the day of our private wedding, a golden hue painted the horizon. The air held a crispness that hinted at the changing seasons, a fitting backdrop for this new chapter in our lives. Surrounded by the lush beauty of an intimate garden, we stood hand in hand, the gentle rustle of leaves bearing witness to our union.
The guest list was intentionally small, a gathering of those who had been a part of our journey and understood the significance of this day. Among them were dear friends who had become family, fellow creatives who had shared the stage and the screen, and members of the permanude community whose unwavering support had been a constant source of strength.
As the ceremony began, a sense of reverence hung in the air. The officiant, a close friend who understood the depth of our connection, spoke with a voice that carried warmth and solemnity. Their words spoke of love, acceptance, and the beauty of two souls finding their place in the world.
Claude and I exchanged vows that were both heartfelt and unscripted. We spoke of the journeys that had brought us here, the challenges we had faced, and the unwavering support we had found in each other.
With the exchange of rings, we sealed our commitment to each other. The rings are simple bands that blend with the skin. To hold my life pack to remain unclothed for life. A symbol of the unbreakable bond we shared, a reminder that we were now partners in this grand adventure called life.
As the ceremony concluded, the small gathering erupted into joyous applause. We turned to face our loved ones, their smiles and the happiness that filled the garden. It was a moment of pure, unfiltered joy, a celebration of love.
The reception is a blend of laughter, heartfelt toasts, and the warmth of shared embraces. The atmosphere was camaraderie and genuine connection, a testament to the bonds along the way.
The permanude community, though small in number, was represented by individuals whose presence spoke volumes. Their support was a reminder that love and acceptance could be in the most unexpected places. Among them were those who had paved the way, whose courage had inspired a new generation to embrace their true selves.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the gathering, Claude and I shared our first dance as a married couple. The music played softly, the melody, and the quiet intimacy we cherished. At that moment, it felt as though time stood still, and it was just the two of us, surrounded by the love of those who had become our chosen family.
As the night unfolded, we revealed ourselves in the company of our loved ones, cherishing each moment. The celebration was a testament to the power of love, acceptance, and the beauty of living authentically. It was a night we would carry with us, a memory etched into the tapestry of our shared journey.