Independence is subjective. This month we explore ways we remain free & ways we remain tied up emotionally, mentally & physically. Here we highlight those who we feel are changing the game when it comes to freedom & independence. One of our former Hanalei employees, Tre'lan, co-created Black Sand Surf to make surfing more inclusive, we love everything they are about! This month we focus on community, podcasts & artists. Enjoy :)
Black Sand believes that the ocean is for everybody. They believe that “surf culture” is ready for a renaissance of inclusivity, peace, and accountability amongst the humans sharing the ocean. Black Sand is their vision of the diversified future of surf.
Experimental Farm Network operates as a co-op. They believe in agriculture as a way to heal & unite for a better world. They use traditional methods for their organic seeds & every purchase helps put the brakes on neoliberal capitalist exploitation of the planet and its inhabitants.
The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister by embracing opportunity. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a scammer or a cult leader? Perhaps the most dangerous person is the one who appears the most normal.