A blog by writer Aaron James
And yet, Alexa has beat overwhelming odds to become who she is today. She didn’t grow up in a home that encouraged a sustainable lifestyle/behavior, or even one that displayed an awareness of such. She grew up in a household where mom struggled, and struggles, with addiction and mental health issues—nearly 20% of Americans live with a mental illness, and nearly 50% of all Americans will experience a mental health related issue in their lifetime (#endstigma)—and a father who was supportive of pretty much anything, even quitting
Why are the outdoors and so many of its brands so white? In this essay I ask those questions, and try to provide a couple of answers.
What happens when the “adults” in the room fail us? Children step up. Will they be the planet’s salvation? It looks like that might be the case.