the keds hand-book for women
Since creating the first sneaker for women back in 1916, Keds has been about helping women expand the possibility of what they can do and who they can be.
Women have come a long way since then, but there are still rules—written and unwritten—on the “right” way to be a woman.
We’re helping women break these rules by reinforcing the idea that every woman should feel comfortable asserting her true self, whatever that means.
That’s where our Hand-Book for Women comes in.
Our first issue revolves around the theme of power (it seems fitting as we boldly step into a new decade). I hope these stories inspire you as much as they’ve inspired me, and that you can see a little bit of yourself or a loved one reflected in these narratives.
Power is collaboration
A chat with the fierce women of Influencing in Color - Nikki, Shay, Meghan, and Brandy - on how they've found power through pursuing shared goals.
Power is unassuming
Lola Mosanya, go-getter and journalist, on how she pulled off the ultimate act of independence.
MADE FOR WOMEN
whatever that means
Power is love
Nina Westbrook, marriage and family therapist, talks about forgetting perfection, embracing the chaos, and the power of unconditional love.
Power is mentorship
Deborah Metts, boss and friend, demonstrates the power of using your position to lift others up.
Power is taking control of your life
Rashida Zagon, self-made photographer, talks about how she the found the power to transform her hobby into a full-blown career.
Power is representation
Alana Mayo, head of production and development at production company Outlier Society, speaks about the importance of using your own power to lift others up.
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 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.