Unbeknownst to many, the nudist movement in North America has been quietly and steadily growing since its introduction to our shores in the early 1900s. In recent years, there has even been a considerable uptick of interest and participation by newcomers to au natural recreation, thanks to the work of nudist proponents like Carolyn Hawkins, who recently received the nudist movement’s Hall of Fame Award recognizing her thirty years of promoting clothing-free living. It might be surprising to learn that such an award exists. After all, nudism is kind of a fringe lifestyle, right? Seriously. How many people even do this?