Hottest Activist: Casey Corcoran | The Love Issue | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.
100% Local. No Paywalls.

Every day, the Source publishes a mix of locally reported stories on our website, keeping you up to date on developments in news, food, music and the arts. We’re committed to covering this city where we live, this city that we love, and we hear regularly from readers who appreciate our ability to put breaking news in context.

The Source has been a free publication for its 22 years. It has been free as a print version and continued that way when we began to publish online, on social media and through our newsletters.

But, as most of our readers know, times are different for local journalism. Tech giants are hoovering up small businesses and small-business advertising—which has been the staple for locally owned media. Without these resources, journalism struggles to bring coverage of community news, arts and entertainment that social media cannot deliver.

Please consider becoming a supporter of locally owned journalism through our Source Insider program. Learn more about our program’s benefits by clicking through today.

Support Us Here

Special Issues & Guides » The Love Issue

Hottest Activist: Casey Corcoran

by

2 comments

Name: Casey Corcoran (Irish: Cathasaigh Ó Corcráin) Age: 32

Day job: Shopkeep at the Blackjack Bioregional Infoshop

Sexy super power: Being Irish. It's sexy. It's a superpower.

Single or taken: Taken (and we're in a band)

What causes are you passionate about? Dams coming down and salmon coming back, forest ecologies being restored and local economies creatively fighting back against corporatism. I'm also passionate about the Irish language revival, and inspired by the Indigenous folks around here reviving their languages.

Famous activist you'd most like to get hot with?

Well, I'd like to light Bono on fire. Or load clips behind the barricades for the ladies of the Kurdish YPJ during a firefight. Is that getting hot enough?

Sexiest protest sign you've seen or made? Sinéad O'Connor tearing up the Pope's picture on SNL in 1992: I think I'm still swooning.

What spot in Bend has the highest hotness quotient? All the fine folks on the Colorado Street bridge who stop to watch the old dam being dismantled.

Any other burning thoughts? Yes. We don't live in a High Desert, we live where a desertifying grassland steppe mingles with a Ponderosa savannah. Both ecologies are fire dependent, and need lots of Elk, Mule Deer, and Pronghorn to keep them healthy. Human beings have been lighting fires here for over 10,000 years to keep this place healthy. Overgrazing, Overrest, and fire suppression are not good for this place. Time to make sparks fly!

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment
 

Add a comment

More by The Source Staff

Latest in The Love Issue

More in The Love Issue