As the Urchin Movement website nears the 2 year anniversary of it’s UMception (like the movie, only with less Leo and even more dreams), we thought it would be a good time to give you an inside look at the Urchins behind the Movement. When we wrote our biographies for this site upon moving back to the States from London in 2009, I don’t think any of us anticipated that 2 years later we would all be moving again at exactly the same time. But we’re just cute like that.
So here we are in all our updated glory. Read on to find out where we’re all moving now…maybe we’ll see you there!
Sarah Jost is a writer/editor/Urchin who can’t sit still. After moving from Chicago to LA to London to Vermont, she’s about to embark on a global adventure of Urchin proportions (big plans, small budget) beginning in New Zealand. With a penchant for unbridled joy, tiny versions of anything, and city parks, Sarah is just your average 25 year old environmental, social, and political activist vegan feminist vagabond poet.
Geo Ong is a person from Los Angeles. The soles of his shoes are worn, partly because he loves travelling by foot and also because he buys most of his shoes secondhand, or should we say secondfoot. He’s worked as a bookseller in London, a bookseller in Los Angeles, and he is now a bookseller in Brooklyn. His hair comprises 48.2% of his entire bodily weight. He is also good at shooting pool but inconsistent to say the least, so sometimes he will win and sometimes he won’t. Such is life.
Margaret Hedderman keeps trying to leave the mountains, but just can’t seem to hang up the hiking boots, stash the snowboard, or throw away the climbing chalk. Even though she’s practically a travelling gear store unto herself, she makes pilgrimages to every gear shop in every town she happens upon. More afraid of deadlines than bears, Margaret has been known to finish writing projects in a tent by the light of a Black Diamond torch. (That’s partially true, Margaret is actually very afraid of bears ripping her face off.) She is currently a freelance writer in Colorado.