Face the Current is a media company with an award-winning international magazine, for all those seeking purposeful, conscious, and connected living. With a double meaning, Face the Current is about living in the now (in the current moment) while also facing life and all it brings as we aspire to be our potential and live with purpose.

Launched with a simple yet powerful mission, Face the Current strives to be more than just a magazine as we work to create a ripple-effect of positive change. Why? Face the Current believes that media can be purpose-driven and inspiring, so we committed to fostering a sense of interconnectedness in the world. We showcase the very best in people while building connections between family, friends, ourselves, the environment, food, places and to life itself.

Face the Current helps our readers maintain their lives 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.


Face the Current has been publishing our holistic lifestyle magazine since 2016. We feature international, evergreen content in Travel, Culture, Music, Sports & Fitness, and Health, with expanded categories on our website that include Recipes, Environment and more. Face the Current Magazine is read in more than 56 countries, and the digital edition is available on our websiteZinioISSUU, Apple News, Amazon’s U.S. and U.K. newsstands, 50,000 library systems, in-flight on American Airlines, Lufthansa, and Japan Airlines, Scribb ebook readers, and more.  Print is available to purchase on our website and delivers worldwide.


Sasha Frate
Founder & Editor in Chief
Sasha is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Face the Current, global purpose driven media company and aspirational lifestyle magazine. She received her Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Science, and Society, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics with language focuses on Spanish and Russian. A self-proclaimed “professional student” for her love of learning, Sasha continues to study a variety of subjects within and outside of the academic setting. As a perspective seeker, adventurer, and explorer, Sasha brings her personal moonshot approach to life to Face the Current, aiming to create an experience to grow a global community where we inspire one another to stay curious, never stop exploring, and to live with purpose and to our potential.
Based in Washington State, US
Ty Johnson
Co-Owner & Creative Director
Ty works alongside the founding team to further project development, business strategy and content coordination. Ty received his graduate degree in Political Science from Tulane University while playing baseball. In his last season of competition, Ty led the nation in triples and was selected as the most impressive senior in the American Athletic Conference. He has brought his great team building skills and cooperative mentality over to Face The Current where he hopes to help us improve our social outreach and overall impact. Ty loves people, animals, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Based in Washington State, US
Sema Garay
Executive Designer
Sema is the graphic designer behind the development of the image and magazine of Face the Current. He has 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 and is proficient in a wide range of design software. He is passionate about all kinds of artistic expressions, and 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
Co-Editor in Chief
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
Chris Assaad
Editor & Music Content Curator
Chris is a Canadian singer-songwriter who left a promising career in law to follow his heart and passion for music. His fire for music was ignited shortly after he began exploring his love of singing when he was forced to overcome a rapidly progressing hearing loss condition.Two miraculous surgeries later, Chris was given the gift of perfectly restored hearing and a second chance, cementing his path of a life dedicated to his artistry. Since then, Chris has been sharing his eclectic blend of soulful roots music, heart-opening songs and stories across the globe and actively using his voice to inspire others to follow their innermost calling.
Based in Toronto, Canada


We are grateful to be the recipient of multiple awards as a media company. Face the Current’s awards include:

🏆 #1 Best Print Magazine in 7 State Region of Western U.S., 2019
🏆 #1 in Magazine Inserts, 2019
🏆 National Premier Print Award of Recognition, 2019
🏆 ISSUU Publisher of the Month


We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us for any inquiry, even just to say hi! We appreciate your interest and support. Send us an email to info@facethecurrent.com and someone from our team will get back to you, or reach out directly to one of our team members with their contact info above.


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