the keds hand-book for women
Issue two: Progress
Progress comes in so many forms. It doesn’t look the same for any two people, and it certainly isn’t linear. Progress is about taking lessons from our past and moving forward. In fact, looking back at our history is what inspired us to (re)create this handbook.
The Keds Hand-book for Women is a modernization of The Keds Hand-book for Girls series published in the early 1910s-20s. But instead of offering up advice on how to fish or play basketball, we’re giving women the chance to tell their own stories in their own words to show the world that there is no “one” or “right” way to be. It’s not just a handbook—it’s a movement and a platform to encourage women to be their true selves, whatever that means to them. Something Keds has stood for over 100 years.
Progress is finding your passion
InStyle's Fashion and Beauty editor-at-large, Kahlana Barfield Brown, on finding your passion both inside and outside the office.
Progress is being community-focused
Christina Fagan Pardy, founder of Sh*t That I Knit, on using her platform to support artisans.
Progress is stagnant
Michelle Dalzon, founder of theBOM (Black-Owned Market) on increasing circulation of the Black dollar.
MADE FOR WOMEN
whatever that means
Power is having a female perspective
Holly Curtis, Keds Vice President of product, on the power of pushing forward the legacy of a made-for-women footwear brand.
Power is leading by example
One of our favorite collaborators, Joy Cho, on finding the power to pursue professional passions while juggling the roles of wife and mother.