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Face the Current

Face the Current Issue 26 - November-December 2019

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Face the Current Magazine is an award-winning aspirational lifestyle publication covering international content in Travel, Culture & Arts, Music, Sports & Fitness, and Health. Our mostly evergreen content is read in more than 55 countries. Face the Current is purpose driven media that aims to create a ripple effect of positive change in the world by illuminating stories of extraordinary examples of people, brands, and experiences to provide 'fuel for an inspired life' and inspire people to be their potential and to live with purpose.

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1 min.
join the movement

Face the Current is creating a ripple effect, inspiring positive change in the world and enhancing lives by encouraging one another to relentlessly discover, explore, question and learn from current and emerging information and perspectives. Drivenbyadeep-rooted love of learning, creative minds and a great appreciation for connection with other individuals who are passionate about what they do, Face the Current has quickly developed into a growing team and global community of incredible people who believe in living life to the fullest and discovering their true potential. AWARDED #1 BEST PRINT MAGAZINE AND #1 IN MAGAZINE INSERTS INA 7 STATE REGION OFTHE US WEST COAST! Cover Image Credits: • Front cover: Delaram Pourabdi• Back cover: MAAC…

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ftc team

Sasha Frate Founder & Editor-in-Chief Sasha is a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. Sasha brings her personal moonshot approach to life to FtC, aiming to provide an experience for our global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live with purpose and to our potential. sasha@facethecurrent.com Ainsley Schoppel Co-Editor-in-Chief Ainsley is a classical pianist, former figure skater, and loves summers at the lake in northern Ontario. She holds an honors BA in Psychology and Arts & Business, and also earned a graduate degree in Hospitality and Business Management while working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. After working in Toronto on published women-focused research,…

1 min.
letter from the editor

In our world of 7.7 billion people, we can sometimes feel like insignificant specks bobbing in the sea of humanity on uncontrollable currents. However, the individuals and organizations in this issue prove that art, music, and inventive ingenuity hold the power to positively redirect humankind. This issue includes Fresh Tracks, an inspiring documentary about one man’s journey from leg-amputation to the invention of modern day three-track skiing, and it is a shining example of the power of one person’s drive and desire to change the lives of others. Farouk Hosny, former Egyptian Minister of Culture explains that even during a prosperous professional career, abstract art was always his calling. After enjoying prestigious museum exhibitions and international recognition, Mr. Hosny is now sharing his private collection and library with the public to inspire…

2 min.

We are a growing team of Up-Standers whose intention is to create positive change in the world through networking, connecting, supporting, and developing our global thought-community at both an individual and a collective level. We are passionate about building our crew of experts and industry leaders to deliver cutting-edge information that is created “by our global community, for our global community.” This issue’s FtC team and contributing crew are based in the U.S, Spain, Egypt, and Canada. Fathia Eldakhakhny is an Egyptian journalist and columnist who was pivotal in launching Almasry Alyoum Newspaper—Egypt’s first independent newspaper. After studying mass communication and participating in a variety of workshops in multimedia, digital media, marketing, social media, and filmmaking, Fathia went on to hold many positions at AMAY including Diplomatic Editor, News Editor, Presidential Editor,…

6 min.
modern living in a timeless culture: treasured traditions of mongolia

Mongolia is a country that many people know very little about, aside from the historical association to the infamous conqueror, Ghenghis Khan. It’s a massive country—approximately 1.6 million square kilometers—with almost no one in it (just over three million, to be exact). With such a disparity, Mongolia’s population density is only two people per square kilometer. Compared to places like Macau and Mumbai (approximately 21,000 people per square kilometer), you can see just how sparsely inhabited Mongolia truly is. However, in spite of its sprawling landscape, many people aren’t able to identify Mongolia on a map. It’s not what you’d call a tourist destination—and that’s exactly why we went there. There is an inherent draw for me to visit places like Mongolia; places that are so untouched, remote, and far removed…

3 min.
ftc travel connection wanderlust & adventure stories

FTC TRAVEL CONNECTION ROSS COLE PLACE I CALL HOME: SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO INSTAGRAM: @ROSSCOLE Does outdoor adventure travel inspire your art, or does the creative process inspire your next adventures? In a way, both; they go hand-in-hand for me. The outdoor lifestyle definitely inspires my art. I’ve always been especially inspired by trees and mountains because they’ve always surrounded me, so when I put pen to paper, it’s always what I want to draw. On the other hand, photography has allowed me to see things in different perspectives, and so being able to create art in that sense motivated me to go see new places and go on new adventures. How do you see nature-inspired art as having an influential role in people’s lives? I believe that nature in art allows people to see the endless…