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Banana Chat - meet Ryan Child

by Banana Crumble | Feb 27, 2019

My name is Ryan Child. I live on a bus, travelling the country on the Battling Suicide Tour. The 5asideCHESS project is all about getting people to connect. 

I play chess and write and run. 

Instagram: @play5asidechess @Ryanowenchild

What is your favourite joke?
The one about superman, wonder woman and the invisible man. 

What makes you smile?
Nearly everything. 

What is your favourite good news story?
When caged animals eat humans. 

What inspires you?
The determination of people without perceptible hope.  

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Lack of perspective. It would be good if more people could spend a few days experiencing what a person’s life from a completely different background is like. The good thing is that is possible, people just have to be more willing to do it. 

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
I would quite like to be like the blue girl from X-men. 

What is your favourite food?

What is your favourite drink?
 Rubicon Mango. 

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
 A cattle prod for people with selfie sticks. 

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
I would implement a ‘National Civic Service.’ Everyone has to spend a year helping their country. It could be painting walls or building a community center. Anything really. Do some hard work, understand we all have a part to play.  

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I played for Bristol City until I was 18. Actually, I’m pretty sure I never stop going on about that. 

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
The course language of hard-working men.  

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
The Battling Suicide Tour at I live on a bus and travel around the UK, visiting universities, colleges and workplaces. It’s all about getting people to connect more. To me, that’s probably the biggest tool we have for improving society. 

Who is your favourite music artist?
I like songs more than artists. Purple Rain by Prince. Weak become Heroes by the Streets. Tennesse Whiskey by Chris Stapleton.

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
Both of my parents. 

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Cold 

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Blue

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Half-full!

Pyjamas or not? Not

Night out or night in? Night out

Pizza or pasta? Pizza

Biscuits or cake? Neither

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Cinema

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Confused

Silver or gold? Gold

Tent or hotel? Tent

Bath or shower? Bath

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Game of Thrones

Finally, apple or banana? Banana

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