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Face the Current Issue 31 / October-December 2020

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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 an award-winning aspirational and inspirational magazine and fast-growing digital destination for all those seeking purposeful, conscious, and connected living. With a double meaning, Face the Current is about living in the now (in the current moment) while also facing life and all it brings as we aspire to be our potential and live with purpose. Launched with a simple yet powerful mission, Face the Current strives to be more than just a magazine as we work to create a ripple-effect of positive change. Why? Face the Current believes that media can be purpose-driven and inspiring, so we committed to fostering a sense of interconnectedness in the world. We showcase the very best in people while building connections between family, friends, ourselves, the environment, food, places and to…

1 min.
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 Sema Garay Executive Designer Sema is the graphic designer behind the development of the image and magazine of Face the Current. He has developed a multitude of projects, including his previous job leading the Creative Department of BG Life Magazine, in Marbella, Spain. Sema graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture at ETSA of Sevilla and is proficient in a…

3 min.
issue 31 contributors

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, and Canada. Anthony Reese Schneider is an award-winning creative professional, spending nearly a decade in the commercial film and television industry. In 2019 he founded the NVRLND Tribe, a media group and community organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of curious and openminded people by providing access to inspiring knowledge, content, and experiences.…

5 min.
toad&co’s must-visit guide to under-explored and spectacular national parks

More than ever, we find ourselves inspired by the little (and big) things in life that spark joy. But that’s no surprise, it’s that same optimism that drives our business forward each and every day - it’s why we champion human rights, source the most sustainable ingredients, partner with the cleanest factories, and look for new ways to do more with less. So cheers to wearing clothes that make you feel as good as you look. On August twenty-fifth, 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated one hundred and four years as “America’s best idea”, and we couldn’t agree more. September twenty-sixth was National Public Lands Day, and November eleventh is Veteran’s Day, and as a way to commemorate these important dates, the NPS is opening all of their national parks…

20 min.
golden dawn: a whole new focus with eric bennett

A southern California native, landscape photographer Eric Bennett’s earliest childhood memories featured a camera. He began casually photographing and filming his friends at the local skatepark, and this eventually parlayed into a career of filming professional skateboarders. Even though he found success in the high-energy and fast-paced skateboarding environment, Eric yearned for a more peaceful and natural artistic outlet. Now Eric uses his lens to explore the alluring deserts near his Utah home, and he has thus far searched for new experiences and landscapes in over thirty countries ranging from Australia’s glistening coastlines to the Arctic’s pristine glaciers. With an unmistakably unique style, Eric uncovers unseen places and perspectives and amplifies his creative vision with advanced post-processing techniques. For Eric, landscape photography encapsulates nature’s power and allows its viewers to fall…

19 min.
recovering the strength of humanity’s interconnectedness with the ubuntu love challenge: a galvanizing discussion with founders bodour al qasimi and mamadou toure

While we are still living in the Covid-19 pandemic and new challenges and roadblocks continue to pop up around us, a common question of the heart seems to be, “What can I do about all of this?” What are we as individuals capable of doing that can have any sort of meaningful impact on our families and local communities? After the threat of the virus has dissipated and we can breathe a sigh of mask-free relief, what should we do to ensure our family, friends, and neighborhoods have everything they need to confidently refuel for the future? H.E. Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Vice President International Publishers Association, and Mamadou Touré, founder Africa 2.0 Foundation—a youth-led Pan-African Civil Society dedicated to building an inspiring and prosperous Africa—know that humanity’s way forward is…