THE BORING MOVEMENT
Christian Sweet is the co-owner of Sweet Tees where he fuses his passion for gaming into fashion. He is also co-contributor to, 'The Do-It-Yourself Guide out of Homelessness', a compelling guide that helps young Black homeless men take ownership of their ugly past by teaching them how to convert their hard hood skills into money-making soft business skills.
The Story Behind Our Boring Tees
Co-owner, Christian Sweet's life - so far - has been anything but sweet. Raised by a single parent, he and his mother would move more than 30 times which ultimately led them into homelessness. As a young man born and raised in South Dallas, Christian was faced with the same four bad choices that all Black youth in the hood are faced with: bang, slang, pimp, or hustle. Christian chose the fifth alternative which was a boring life.
The Boring Alternative
While most were in the streets, Christian 'stayed out the way' and chose gaming as his outlet. Though he dropped out of high school and caught a charge, he continued on the boring route.
And while often perceived as lonely and lame, the boring life proved to be the safest.
As opposed to taking penitentiary chances and jeopardizing his life, he chose the boring way of freedom and learned how to legally navigate the hood and avoid its many pitfalls. And thus the Boring Movement began.
The Boring Movement
Boring t-shirts were designed with hood youth in mind because so often the hood doesn't teach youth an alternate route to success. Our goal is to provide a fashionable roadmap to safety and freedom while inspiring youth to go after their hood dreams. We do this by incorporating gaming into our tees, so that future Black gamers will see gaming as not just an activity done inside the trap, but as the fifth alternative to a boring life of freedom.
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He is also co-contributor to, 'The Do-It-Yourself Guide out of Homelessness', a compelling guide that helps young Black homeless men take ownership of their ugly past by teaching them how to convert their hard hood skills into money-making soft business skills.