Standing Gently by the Truth

“There’s this sense of power that we have gained from a refreshing day of jumping. There’s a sense of enlightenment and being lifted to another place, that we want to be able to bottle and take away with us … and be able to figure out how to share it with other people.”

Taking the joy and transcendence from skydiving and BASE and disseminating it in a wider sense is very important to Jean Boenish. “We’ve been given something,” she says. “It’s a gift that we’ve engaged, but it carries with it the obligation to take what we’ve learned and somehow figure out how to convey to people the precious messages that will take away the hate and the fear and the abuse and the violence. And show that they can have uplift in their lives … that will offer them something better. [It] doesn’t have to be through jumping.”