Age: 23 – Hometown: Flint, Michigan
Disconnect to reconnect has been an anthem of mine for quite some time, and it is one of the stronger reasons I am so passionate about this project. I’d be a hypocrite to say I wasn’t a slave to technology in some aspect. I have an iPhone, a Macbook, and I am constantly updating myself with new software and equipment for my profession. Though I feel there can’t be a price put on human interaction. I feel that today’s society has grown so dependent on technology, we are forgetting the natural way of life—where has the talk at the dinner table gone while you’re texting on your phone? When was the last time you made strong eye contact with someone you care about? These are things that are important to me. By minimizing my use of technology I feel like I will become more in touch with who I am and those around me—the real friends in my life not the ones that Facebook says I have.
I’m excited to see the reactions of those that get inspired by our documentary, and I am looking forward to the transformation I will make within myself as I try to live a more moderate, natural lifestyle—giving up more materially, consuming more organically, polluting less through selfish transportation, and emphasizing greater communication both interpersonal and intuitively.