Race & Gender Unfiltered with Daniel Edmund

The Journey of Becoming Jamaica's First Olympic Alpine Skier

August 12, 2021 Daniel Edmund
Race & Gender Unfiltered with Daniel Edmund
The Journey of Becoming Jamaica's First Olympic Alpine Skier
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Benjamin Alexander who is working towards becoming Jamaica’s first Olympic Alpine Skier.

Benjamin spent the majority of the last decade on the road as an esteemed international DJ, resident for the quintessential Burning Man brand; Robot Heart. After retiring from nightlife in late 2018 his mind shifted to what challenge would motivate and drive the next chapter of his life. 

 Benjamin is now racing against the clock to qualify for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in the midst of a global pandemic. We speak about his athletic journey so far, connecting to his Jamaican ancestry and what going to the Winter Olympics represents for him and the island.

You can find out more about Benjamin on his Instagram page @benji.ski