How do we amplify the good?
“When we can be vulnerable with each other, instantly you go from thinking — This person has it all — to How can I help them?”
“My faith lies in the belief that when I help people I live a happier life.”
Rebecca Minkoff became an emblem of these words early in our relationship. Our friendship stemmed out of a collaboration during the pandemic; A period that demanded all of her as a mother, entrepreneur, and non-profit founder. Still, my enduring memory from our time together is her kindness. She met each interaction with a sincere intention to uplift me, regardless of the challenges she faced. Her dedication to her values awakened me to the agency we have to amplify the good, for ourselves and each other.
The more I watched Rebecca create change, the more I admired her. I’d soon learn that her optimism isn’t just a mindset. It’s an active commitment to be a force for good.
Our conversation is a collection of stories that illustrate this; From being one of the first designers to feature a model breastfeeding at Fashion Week to advancing thousands of women entrepreneurs at The Female Founder Collective and building a community that fosters true relationships.
Today, I wanted to focus on her intention to build bridges of connection, which she does by asking questions like: What are you most afraid of? What’s the hardest part of what you’re going through?
“When we can be vulnerable with each other, instantly you go from thinking — This person has it all — to How can I help them? It changes the relationship and makes it deeper.
We don’t have models of people being vulnerable. So, how do we begin to model that vulnerability?”
This week, let’s reflect on a relationship where we may embody greater vulnerability. How might your openness invite new ways to support each other?