Attending My First Skinhead Event

 Born in the 50’s from the poor subcultures of Jamaican rude boys and British blue-collar youth, skinheads have found a place all across the globe. As the economic climate worsened in the late 70’s and 80’s, skinheads caught a poor reputation, often being portrayed as racists or far right extremists.  However, this could not be further from the truth as traditional skinheads often identified as apolitical or independent, and only sought to embrace their working-class roots, regardless of race.

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The 86 Silence Movement

It started in Seattle Washington and quickly made its way to Portland before growing its reach to other places. One of the founders Chazz Madrigal is currently speaking about how to build in a world that has been silent about these topics for too long now. 86 Silence is starting a conversation that is very much needed for the future and safety of everyone. Take a second to watch this short video with some of the organizers of the first event we attended. 

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Elephants & Trees

On getting our itinerary for Thailand, seeing elephants in an ethical way was a must. After going through many sites and reviews I became discouraged with all the unethical places that still put on elephant shows and rides. My companion found a place where you help make medicine for their skin, feed, mud bathe and wash the elephants in the river where the manouts had commands to have them spray us with their trunks.  Our guide for the day and lead operator's main objection is to help the elephants..

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Behind The Stage: Denzel Curry

     Denzel Curry is well known for energetic performances and music full of aggression/passion. While performing in Portland Oregon the rapper did something that usually happens at shows, but is hardly ever caught in slow motion. As the show begins Denzel gets the crowd pumped full of energy by engaging in doing the most including throwing a full cup of water at the crowd. Which was pretty great. 

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