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There are so many inspiring definitions of power in this handbook, but the best thing about having power—and perhaps the ultimate purpose of this project—is sharing that power with others, using your own power to lift others up.
As a producer, I have a responsibility to empower artists, writers, colleagues, and beyond. I am in the business of getting stories told and voices heard and I can’t do it alone.
Power is not a limited resource—no one needs to weaken those around them to be strong themselves. Any power I have matters most when I can rely on my community—on the strength of those I’ve surrounded myself with—when I need support, ideas, inspiration, help.
“We are not the same but by listening to each other, forging connections, and bolstering our communities we can empower each other to create meaningful change.”
I wore Keds throughout my childhood—I love that something I wore while learning to ride a bike is something that continues to give me comfort and confidence as an adult. I’ve always been passionate about fashion and wearing/consuming brands that reflect my values and have a positive impact.
The Hand-Book for Women: the power issue
Power is within us
An exclusive Q&A with Meena Harris, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, about activism, motherhood, and paying it forward.
Power is fashioning community
By Sara Tatyana Bernstein, PhD & Elise Chatelain, PhD, fashion theorists and co-editors of Dismantle Magazine, give a synopsis on how women have used fashion to form collective identities through the generations.
Power is my unwavering truth
Aija Mayrock, poet and writer, performs an original power poem about finding truth and strength in her journey to womanhood through writing and poetry.