Before i start; I must admit the amount of awe of some of the people involved in edgeryders instill and inspire within me. I have been lucky enough to have already met some of them, and i hope to meet
i have never created anything, and i have never had an idea that will change the world. but together we just might.
my names @thejaymo, and although i have only live 26 short years on this earth, this is my ryde so far.
when i was 8 i was outraged by the braer oil disaster in scotland and spent much of my formative years at school involved in the ‘environmental club’.
when i was 14 i joined a punk rock band - everything i have learned about community and the way the internet brings people together i have learned from the DIY punk rock scene.
when i was 17 i nearly died. this moment in my life was a turning point. i was diagnosed with crohns disease. and since then rely heavily on state to essentially keep me alive.
when i was 18 i went to university to study Philosophy of the Arts. and studied an amazing liberal arts degree coving aesthetics (my dissertation topic) politics and culture, classical philosophy and many more amazing topic
whilst there i was involved in the students union and represented students with disabilities. i ran for vice president of welfare in my last year on a hard left platform and only just lost - it was a popularity race.
the climate camp movement during the 2000’s and all those involved have had a great influence on my life.
since leaving university at 21 i have worked in a bookshop, was a longterm member of the precariat pre-2008 crash (luckily), but now i work as a technical project manager for a multinational company in the HR sector delivering SAAS solutions
it has become clear to me that our way of life is unsustainable, and building resilient communities is a priority.
what model is used however - i am here for that discussion.