Media For Positive Change

Face the Current is an award-winning lifestyle magazine, media company and publisher focusing on purpose-driven media and storytelling. Face the Current is about living in the current moment and facing life with a positive attitude. Aspire to be your potential and live with purpose. Launched with a simple yet powerful mission, Face the Current strives to create a ripple-effect of positive change.

When we collectively strive to do what’s right, in ways both big and small, we know positive change is possible. Face the Current inspires our readers with forward-thinking, well-researched coverage on the multiple lifestyle segments, and we encourage our readers to use the information we share in an action-driven way to impact and contribute to their communities and to our world. Inspiration is our main ingredient— we are fuel for an inspired life.


Sasha Frate

Sasha is the Founder of Face the Current where she aims to create an experience that helps to grow a global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live with purpose and to our fullest potential.  Sasha initially launched Face the Current with the mission to create a ripple effect of positive change in the world through positive media and storytelling, showcasing the good that is happening in the world and inspiring visionary activism in our own everyday lives and as a global community.  

Based in Washington State, US
Sema Garay
Executive Designer

Since the inception of Face the Current, Sema has been the graphic designer for every issue of our magazine and publishing works. Prior to FtC, he developed a multitude of projects, including his previous job leading the Creative Department of BG Life Magazine, in Marbella, Spain. Sema graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture at ETSA of Sevilla. When not active behind the scenes of Face the Current design, you're likely to find him playing music for Beach Grooves Global Radio or local venues along the Costa del Sol.

Based in Sevilla, Spain
Ainsley Schoppel
Senior Editor

Ainsley is a classical pianist, former figure skater, and loves summers at the lake in northern Ontario. She holds an honors BA in Psychology and Arts & Business, and also earned a graduate degree in Hospitality and Business Management while working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. After working in Toronto on published women-focused research, she moved outside the city to raise her family. While home with her son, she indulges her love of the written word with freelance editing.

Based in Canada
Lisa Guy

Lisa is a well-respected Australian naturopath, author and passionate foodie, with over 18 years clinical experience. Lisa runs a naturopathic clinic called 'Art of Healing' and is an avid health writer and recipe developer for leading publications. Lisa is also the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea, an award winning herbal tea company who makes beautiful unique tea blends all naturopathically blended to enhance health and wellbeing.

Based in Australia
Art of HealingBodhi Organic Tea


Face the Current has been publishing our ‘aspirational lifestyle’ magazine since 2016 with evergreen content that makes every issue a “coffee table” and “bookshelf” piece. Face the Current Magazine has published 34 issues to date, and is read in more than 56 countries. The digital edition is available on our websiteZinioISSUU, Apple News, Amazon’s U.S. and U.K. newsstands, thousands of library systems, in-flight on American Airlines, Lufthansa, and Japan Airlines, Scribb ebook readers, and more.  Print on demand is available to purchase on our website and delivers worldwide.