I know about the “Bubble” Stevie Williams explains when he boasts about doing something so intently with so much love, so much fervor, so much focus, everything else seems illusionary, secondary, unimportant! At that moment life is about what you do, who you have become and what makes you alive! Thanks to URBN Im up at 4 ready to do ‘something’, these are the times living in the City would prove advantageous with opportunities to hit the Gym at 3, 4 or 5am, Yes AM and on the weekend no less! An impossibility here in this southern bible belt town! (side glance) Up, Wide Awake, taking note of my last dream and the messages therein, intending my day, my life, my energy, feeling my life lessons, and prepping mentally and spiritually for what is to come as I co Create “her”! Im happily up at dawn, grab my organic coffee-black with cane sucre and this vegan eggplant parmigiana , ready and discover DGK, the Incredible story of Stevie Williams (top pro skater and lifestyle entrepreneur), GShock!, (my initial search for a new sports watch started this whole spark!), Gotham’s Nigel Sylvester from the NYC, and other athletes, surfers, fashionistas and brand making news!
I like to think that life, this Life will afford me the ‘room’ to grow! To discover, and explore new things, people, events, sports, (smiling), books, technologies, fashion (wink), trends and gadgets and most of all expansion of the mind and heart! I havent worn a watch in over 20 years! Give or take a few months using one or two for fitness. The ideology or spiritual foundation behind watches seemed stifling once I learned the history it fueled my internal guidance system’s confirmation that no i didnt need to be apart of that ‘time is money’ ritual while lying to myself running up and down I-95 metropolitan corridor, I was absolutely caught up in the ideology without any rules or true conscious of ‘Self” in winning the ‘game’. Even stronger, truly understanding what it all meant for me! It wasnt until I took residence here in Augusta, Georgia did all things truly come into light of day. Being a part of the other side of the 99% in America has fostered truth growth and deeper compassion for humanity. As a Stortyteller, I LOVE the Hero! The wayward, on-purpose being searching Self through the All, loosing all, walking away from the all, only to find Him/Her Self in that All of existence in the Triumph of Life’s Sojourn. It is Romantic, Mythic, Epic, Fantasy and Realism wrapped into One Self Telling Truth! It is the light at the end of the dark tunnel. The realization that all that suffering and doubt was just a Test of the Soul, by the Soul to overcome not only adversity but illusion, of the Mind; the Projections of the Mind and Culture, and much deeper phenomenon.
I am THANKFUL for this Life and Lessons! And I honor those who Triumph over the Odds on this Planet and Bring Vision to Fruition in the Whole!
Stevie Williams, December 17, 1979, this Philadelphia left ‘home’ for the skateboard dream at the tender age of 15 to roadtrip across the country to San Fran, California! You can catch him on epic clips in his teenage and early years with Element: Fine Artists Vol. 1 (1994), Chocolate: The Chocolate Tour ( 1999), Zoo York: Heads (1999), DC: The DC Video (2003) to name but a few. He is truly an athlete, an artist ohh and hands-down creative entrepreneur!
Stevie Williams founded DGK in 2002 and named the acronym “Dirty Ghetto Kids” after his childhood skate crew.
“When everybody’s laughing at you for being on a skateboard, how can you really believe “yeah I can be the Michael Jordan of Skateboarding?”…I was always of the kid in the middle, I understood both sides and i found myself in the middle.
The people who laughed at me for skateboarding ..people who believed that black people riding on a a skateboard is hilarious. It’s something you can make a joke about.. i mean its something that doesnt look successful you look like a clown you look like a misfit you dont look black you’re not around black people, you dont sound black it’s so much adversity and challenges in life that you have to look past! ”
The Brand – DGK – at Macys’ 2012 with Lil Wayne