In this episode, Dre and Matthew talk about the #46ForGeorge Movement Matt started in 2020, and the trials and tribulations it involved. They also talk about mental health for men, therapy, and Matt talks about growing up in a mixed-race household and finding his identity.
Matthew Cuesta has committed to riding his bike 46 km for 46 days to honour the life of George Floyd. Cuesta wants to raise awareness and open up dialogue about the issues surrounding Floyd’s death and anti-black racism. Cuesta says battle the hate with love.
For the past 13 days, Matthew Cuesta has had the same morning routine. He wakes up at 4:30 a.m., drinks two glasses of water, eats a bit of sugary food and rides to Toronto’s Exhibition loop, either riding 46 km or running 4.6 km if it’s raining. He’ll continue the ritual for 33 more days—one for every year Geroge Floyd lived.
Forty-six days ago, Matthew Cuesta gave himself a simple personal challenge: ride 46 km (or run 4.6 km) every day for 46 days. George Floyd was murdered at age 46 by a Minneapolis police officer—Cuesta wanted to honour Floyd’s memory.