They are here to denote that I support every good human regardless of any label they choose, or choose not, to use.
I’ve never liked using labels or putting people into categories, as almost all of those usually ascribed to me are wrong. My ethnicity almost certainly isn’t what you think. Neither is my sexual orientation. Neither is my upbringing. I do, however, realize that naming something is absolutely imperative to valuing it.
This website, and those I make for others, are direct reflections of my belief that access to all is not only a good thing, it’s the only thing. Literally. Every human being on this Earth is as valuable, and as deserving of love and safety, as everyone else.
What does this mean in practice? Well, when I’m writing this today, it means there’s a Trans Pride flag in the footer and a color palette to match. It means if you really want to label myself and most of those I spend my energy and time with, what I hear often is Queer, artists, poor, LGBTQ+, homefree, vagabonds, nomads, contrarians, dreamers, hippies, van lifers, train hoppers, and/or any term you wish.
For myself, I recognize that we all have different experiences. That our appearance, who we love, and how many dead presidents we’ve collected play a huge role in how we are treated. But the best I can do is keep expanding my capacity for empathy and love, while being the change I wish to see in the world.
So all the sites I’m involved with have accessibility and inclusion as inherent parts of the builds. I’m ecstatic to support everyone, unless you are trying to exclude anyone. Then I would hope to have some conversations between us that might expand some horizons.
Skateboarding Nomadically Across The World
Does everything you own in this world really fit into that small backpack you carry?
*This is what I left my grandparents home with after they both had gone. I never wore the helmet, gave it to a young skater as I was pushing through Rhode Island. I’ve since downsized even more, dropping the Alps compression sack and upgrading to an ultralight backpack from Waymark.