Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jordan Pease for Happiness, Safety and Individuality

Name and job: Jordan Pease - Comedian/Author

Causes most important to you? Happiness, Safety and Individuality among Youth.

What charities do you support? California LGBTCenters, The Trevor Project and Shelley Skyes Happy Charity. I wish I could donate more money, but I am constantly referring fans,families, parents and friends to their websites.  So much information and so many services are provided for free, just down the road, that most people have no idea about. I try to promote happiness in everything I do. Life is too short to dwell about things you regret.  Get help, it's everywhere!

Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie? LGBT Centers provide care for so many people, whether straight, gay, bisexual, fat, thin, scared- they can help you out mentally, physically, find a job, get your life on track... basically fix you.  The first time I walked into one I will never forget the feeling. It almost felt like home.  They had my back through everything, every dream I dreamt and and every goal I set for myself. I can't wait to perform standup comedy benefits for them!

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved? Being unique is the most powerful thing on earth. I think everyone's social responsibility is to be themselves and follow through with their teenage dreams.  To me, Social Responsibility means influencing others in a way that is right for you.  Make them laugh, make them cry- just do your own thing!

Do you have any tattoos that relate to your social belief? On my left arm I have a black silhouette of a well known Banksy graffiti piece.  It's a little girl holding ballons, floating off the ground.  Originally, Banksy painted it on the West Bank Wall in Israel.  Some say it represents freedom between two battling countries, other say it represents childhood idealism.  Every time I look at my arm it reminds me to be free. It reminds me to help other people.  It reminds me to be a decent human being as often as I can.

Your artist? Big shout out to Randal of Body Electric Tattoo and Piercing in Los Angeles, and Jamie Draven of Hemlock Collective in Sacramento.  Her art work and tattoo designs are impeccable and incomparable.


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