A Awesome Era For FKK Publications: Clothed With The Sun
After http://nudismsite.com/tube/asked-them-if-we-could-all-take-a-picture-together/ and others at the 1980 San Francisco conference created The Naturist Society, Baxandall and Jan Smith decided that it was time to transfer the Sun tabloid to the next level of production. Using the Green Mountain Quarterly’s format as a guide, Baxandall and Smith spent that latter part of 1980 and the beginning of 1981 producing the first issue of Clothed With The Sun. In the premier issue of CWS Baxandall described the quarterly magazine’s purpose. He chose the journal’s name from the utopian Dwelling Colony of Tacoma, Washington. House existed as an alternative living arrangement (local opponents labeled them “anarchists”) from 1896 to 1914. They advocated liberal views on union and the benefits of mixed-sex bathing and http://rudenudist.com/tube/i-first-realized-i-enjoyed-and-loved-practicing-nudism-some-years-ago/ . Their journal was called Clothed With The Sun, and appeared to Baxandall to speak to the issues of body acceptance and social nudity important to naturists. Of added interest to Baxandall was the subtle reminder inherent to the title that grassroots, communal, and publicly articulated nudism was alive and well in America long before the German influence in the 1920s and 1930s which caused the corporate nudism of the American Sunbathing Association. Some readers of the Sun tabloids had complained about the low newspaper quality of that publication’s contents, so Baxandall picked a more springy and archival quality for CWS. Additionally, FKK needed to present the growing trend of clothing-optional beach use to recreation managers and law enforcement officials as being led by folks who were organized, well informed, and able to articulate a coherent mission. A professional journal, it was believed, would aid this effort.