I AM A LOVE WARRIOR.
I'd like to (love-)smash hatred , (pleasure-)stomp sexual shame to bits & uncrinkle & grow our
balled-up creative selves.
With all my art, that's the work that I do.
Join me, lovely human.
I'm an actor/artist based in downtown Los Angeles.
I love (art)working, circles, being naked, asking very personal questions, croissants, Robert Heinlein,
and staring at the moon.
is tied for #2 favorite //
// currently writing or editing or recording:
Know Thy Fucking Awesome Self: An Interactive Art Journal Check-In
a very slutty, very educational TV pilot
Curious Questions to Ask Your Next Lover: A Helpful Book
Curious Asshole (a one-woman show)
this is one of my very favorite things to do //
// it's dialogue-writing + directing practice – and if you're the type to let yourself have fun, we will have it
// I'm also down to hold space for super-serious artistic experiences, just lmk
Frequently asked questions
Why are you naked?
Do you imagine the entire world as a backdrop for nude shoots?
If only there weren't people around who would be offended? Yes oh yes, yes, yes.
Are you an exhibitionist?
Nope. I'm too consent-oriented, and the thought of accidetnally forcing anyone to witness anything they didn't choose is the opposite of a turn-on for me.
Are you a nudist/naturist?
Opportunistically, sure, culturally, I don't know enough about either movement to say. I don't go out of my way to find nude-only spaces, but I do hope to visit more of them someday, it's just not my top priority (like, I'd rather make a movie than vacation on a nude beach somewhere, though if I could combine the two, that would be ideal).
You're publicly nude...so are you a sex worker?
No, nudity ≠ sex work by default, though the fact that so many complete strangers operate with this mistaken assumption is, I would argue, all the more reason we need to understand nudity outside of sexual contexts.
Why do you wiggle every day?
It's a literal body-positive movement that I find incredibly delightful and silly, especially in contrast to my sexier nudes
It's a personal challenge for me to practice showing up publicly every day (live-streaming is actually *not* remotely comfy for me)
It's my every day committment to my wiggle movie, which is 4 projects deep on my backburner, but will arrive in time
Even on days that feel terrible, when I am exhausted, I can't help but smile
What do you mean, you "wiggle every day?"
Where do I find the FAQs from your photography site?!
ACTING | Sarah Yapelli // Black Apple Talent // 310.913.3941
My direct contact info is in relevant places throughout this site because I prefer making things to answering the same question via email over and over.
I am perfectly happy to answer new questions, or if you're making your best effort and can't figure something out, but please keep in mind:
I answer email on an artist's schedule.
I'm busy making stuff to de-shame our culture. And, I love hearing nice things, thoughtful, constructive feedback, and meeting allies!
Thank you for understanding.