The documentary film Girlie & Burly's voiceover says it best: "Seeing people who are the same size as me, the same weight as me, doing these amazing, strong powerful moves inspires me to push myself a bit further."
Dr. Bronner’s soaps are certified fair trade, certified under the USDA National Organic program, biodegradable, and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Oh, and they’re vegan. And there’s no animal testing.
At first blush, the idea behind Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is genius. You don’t want to carry in beer on a hiking trip. It’s heavy, and it gets warm and flat by the time that you’d actually want to take a swig. But you’d also secretly love to be that person that pulls out a cold one at the end of the trail. Pat’s Backcountry facilitates this fantasy by saying, hey, listen, don’t sweat it. Here’s a tube of goo that will MAKE beer. Just add water. Oh, and this activator packet. And don’t forget the carbonator. Oh! And maybe a mixer?
After four short months here, I harbor an intense appreciation not just for the music that this city was built upon, but for the pervading spirit of musical innovation. Before I moved to Nashville, I kept receiving warnings from people that "I better learn to like country music." These people were not from Nashville. It's not just about country music anymore, people.
“It’s rare to have an experience that’s truly your own, where there’s no evidence of it,” says Balaconis. “It’s scary to people to do something without proof — but it can be awesome and so refreshing. That experience becomes extra special — a little jewel that you can carry around with you for rest of life. It’s like a secret power.”