Shoutout from the man that we draw inspiration from, Brandon Stanton, the storyteller and photographer behind Humans of New York. Received this at his book signing at Dumbo, Brooklyn this Saturday!
"How was the run?"
right: “Very colorful.”
left: “Happiest 5k on the planet!”
"Who is your biggest influence?"
“When people ask me that question, I correct them and say that people like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown inspire me, not influence me. They get my blood flowing and get me to go out and develop my own new style. They don’t influence me with their moves but rather with their energy. It inspires me to go dance.”
"We as a team recently established a non-profit organization, called Showered With Hope Inc."
“What does your organization strive to do?”
“Our organization seeks to transform retired transit buses into mobile showers and toilets available for public use. We will also provide clean, workforce-appropriate clothing, job training, and employment assistance in the spirit of effecting a true transformation. Though we are only a small group of students, each one of us possesses a unique set of skills and a fierce passion for social justice that together form the foundation of our strong group dynamic.”
"Donuts are not a legitimate breakfast food. They’re a concoction best saved for the later hours of the day, if at all."
"We just met and found out we are both from the same city, Osaka, Japan."
"What is your favorite quote?"
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” –Jerry Rice. But then again, “The past is a ghost the future is a dream and all we ever have is now.” –Bill Cosby
"What is the craziest thing you’ve done this summer?"
“This summer is not something we should revisit.”
“What advice would you give to your younger self?”
“I would tell myself to stay focus on what is important, to not get distracted. Don’t sweat the small things in life.
Oh, and make sure you eat your vegetables.”