"It’s hard to think about something I’d like to never see change about myself. I think my ability and willingness to just be really silly and not lose touch with that childhood aura we all had. I work a lot with teenagers doing positive self growth work, and it’s so important, I think , to get on the same page with them and see them eye to eye and not talk at them but talk with them. So many youths see adults as this scary authority figure because they’re always being told what to do. And so, just for the sake of my own enjoyment as an emerging adult, whatever that means, it’s fun as heck to just be goofy and get wild and make fart jokes, and, for the sake of the work I do too! It’s really important to hold onto that both because it’s joyful and because it allows me to connect."

Basil Soper