I just felt the need to once again bring the focus of everything that is going on here at Beauty Out of Babylon back to the ultimate reason for the existence of this website. This is not a publication founded to self promote but rather promote those who help to make our community the single best group of individuals on planet earth. Skateboarding is a half way house to all of us who feel like out casts and experience radical disconnect from modern day culture and society. It is, for many of us, the only sanctuary that offers peace and relief from day to day struggles and stresses. Skateboarding grants us a new lease on life and makes the unbearable, bearable again.
I personally owe so much to skateboarding. It has adopted me and completely accepted me as one of its own, even going as far as providing for all of my needs and many of my wants. I have met so many incredible people who I am honored to call my friends now simply because we all enjoyed the simple act of playing with skateboards. Because of all the good and positivity skating has brought into my life, I feel I owe it to skateboarding to honor and protect it from those who want to come in and exploit her for their own personal gain rather than the benefit of the community as a whole. This community based project was constructed for this guardian mission (as well as to educate and stoke out my fellow skate rats) and will not back down to outsiders trying to penetrate our ranks. Skateboarding is OURS and should remain in OUR control in order to preserve it for future generations rather than having it become as washed up as any other "childhood activity".
B.O.O.B. is dedicated to all the homies out there who never have un-torn laces. To the groms who go hungry at lunch in order to buy fresh skate gear. To the Old Heads who still hit up the deep end during Adult Swim. To all the lurkers. To the guys who may not know geometry but can still nail the apex of any mountain road turn. You compose the core of our community and are the fuel for the fire here at B.O.O.B. As skateboarding continues to grow and evolve, I promise that there will always be a voice resinating out of Babylon, fighting for your rights and demanding "Leave Our Skateboarding Alone!". JAH Bless y'all, get out and ride your skateboard now....