Celebrating 20 years of XS

Damn, time moves so quickly — 20 years ago this week, my life was changed forever for the better by a small band of brothers, and sisters, united in a new and untested adventure called XS Magazine. Stephen Wissink, Janine Sieja, Robb Montgomery, Colleen Dougher. You quickly brought me into your world, and gave my muse meaning and purpose. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

There are way too many stories to tell, and adventures to share, but getting Canada to stage a protest and leverage high-level diplomatic sources to object to our Annual French Canadian Tourist Calendar was certainly a highlight. Thanks to the internet (which hardly existed when we launched the publication in 1991), you can read the press release by the local French Canadian South Florida newspaper here.

About Michael Farver

Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist; semi-pro chef, writer, photographer, artist, trained handler of championship Dobermans and licensed firearms expert. I split up the hours of my day serving as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions, as a Dad, as a Husband, and when things get too intense, I travel the country following the latest reincarnation of the Black Crowes. I'm the Immediate Past President of the Board of Florida Impact, the state’s senior legislative public policy advocacy organization, serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Hunger Coalition and Women in Distress of Broward County, am a Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, direct a grassroots child hunger nonprofit in South Florida and also lead XS Media Ventures, a multi-media event, promotion, business incubator, new business startup and redevelopment consulting company. I'm into everything from modern art, tiki and pop surrealism to wine collecting to vintage guitars to all things touching, and touched by, technology. For starters.
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