Secret. Underground. Dual lives…
Commonly referred to as “trimmigrants”, trimmers come from all over the world to Northern California for a short period of time to make some quick cash. They spend months on back-woods farms to process the marijuana after it’s been harvested, and manicure it from the raw plant into the smokeable bud. Jenna has been doing this for almost a decade, working from farm to farm, off the grid. The scope of her experiences make for an interesting journey. From run-in’s with the police, 16 hour work days, to having her life threatened, you’ll not only get a good feel for what the lifestyle of a trimmigrant is like, but really enjoy the telling of it as well.
So Alter Ego… what is it? Well it’s not about ego or ego trip. It’s really about exploring the different personalities and characteristics of who we are, internally. Not just in our interpersonal communications with others, but our intRA-personal communication with the individual persons that really add up to be us, who we are! When we are able to explore for them and express them we create such a rich life of greater happiness, greater contributions to ourself, to our families, to others, to our organizations, to our causes, and missions.
Next week on the Alter Ego Podcast…
…we continue to talk with groups of international trimmers in Humboldt County about their varied and wild experiences. From not getting paid at a sketchy farm, to living in a tent during months of stormy weather and no electricity, 2 groups of trimmers will share their bizarre ventures off the grid into the back-woods of Humboldt County for the promise of the Green Rush: Cash Money under the table for scissor work. Make sure to listen in to next week’s Episode: “Green Rush: The Secret Life of Marijuana (part 3)” Hear from the most tight lipped of people during this historic transition as we move away from prohibition into wary trust of an uncertain future.
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