Blindfold – Celebrating Change And The People Making It.
We've watched with about 100 million others as Joseph Kony became a villian whose name and crimes we all know in a week's time…and then in the next breath, we watched how so many sought to tear down the people at Invisible Children for not being enough-enough. Change, it don't come easy (you heard it here first!). Whether it's personal, societal, on scales big or small. Those of us interested in change, in rejecting a portfolio of status-quos that no longer serve the individual or collective interests (in our opinions, of course) need stand and band together. We need to stop fighting with each other over our disagreements and start supporting each other over our commonalities. We are all in this together – like it or don't.
Yup. You, me, Newt, Mitt, Rick, Barack, Hillary, Gloria, Sheryl, Alexis and Emily, your neighbor, the person next to you on the bus, in class, at work, on a plane, around the world in a small village in China and the Congo and outside London….all of us, together. And so we're happy to help celebrate a new magazine, Blindfold, that is celebrating the people and groups making change. In their words, "Blindfold Magazine is a socially conscious magazine about people and companies doing things outside of the box with an emphasis on giving back. We are looking to inspire our readers through beautiful pictures and amazing words to get out of their comfort zones and take action. Our hope is that our readers of today will be the storytellers of our future issues."
We first met these guys at the Project Show in Las Vegas. We told them they were crazy to be starting a magazine (a physical one) in today's world. And we think they are. And we love them for their craziness, for their intent, and spirit and, the beauty of what they're doing. And we also love them for giving us an ad in their first issue (it's our first ad!), so that we can help make a little but more change here at Off Our Chests. That is change supporting change – and this is us giving back on that same basis.
So help a new magazine make the world a smaller and better place, and check them out at the places below. After all, we're all in this together.