On the left W in Boston the night before he left for Australia. On the right, W in El Paso after six years of adventures.
Thanks to W for stopping by El Paso on their journeys. W has been fully transient for the past six years, hopping freights and hitchhiking across parts of Australia, Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the US. His stories are full of love, adventure, tunnels, and near misses.
When I asked him what his parents think of his lifestyle, the answer related:
“My mom is happy I’m happy and busy. My dad is conservative, I think I’d disappoint him no matter what I did unless it was having a family and a Career.”
W is off to Arizona to offer some hands-on support to migrants crossing the desert and into the United States.
El Paso, Texas. December 2018.
We’re on the radio for our NPR debut! Tune in to State of the Arts on KTEP 88.5 FM to hear Tendency to Wander co-founders Justin Hamel and Jordyn Rozensky chat storytelling, advocacy, and life on the border with Marina Monsisvais!
Click here to listen: www.ktep.org/post/state-arts-tendency-wander
Yesterday we ran around with The Trost Society raising money for El Paso Giving Day and shining a spotlight on the architectural preservation work of the organization. We were able to sneak onto a downtown rooftop to live stream a video showcasing Trost’s stamp on El Paso’s architecture - and to take in the views of both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
El Paso, Texas. November 2018.
In America, 96 people are killed with guns each day.
Tree of Life Vigil, El Paso, Texas. October 2018.
This morning the Border Network for Human Rights, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Women’s March El Paso, and the Borderland Immigration Council organized a Marcha por Los Migrantes: Contra la Militarizacion y El Racismo. Families and border residents joined together to denounce the deployment of soldiers at the southern border.