Q: re–inc is rooted in our founders' fight for equity as members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. We're all about breaking norms and barriers society has placed on us. How do you reimagine the status quo (e.g. self-expression, tiny habits, creative outlets, work, routines)?
A: I have often felt that there is a double standard on figuring life out as a black woman. We are often raised being told we have to be twice as good to even be considered equal; that everything we aspire to has to be exceptional to be worthy or valid. Lately I’ve been learning to enjoy my hobbies even if I’m not great at it. I like writing poems or sketching doodles, and just allowing my art to exist without the lense of “is it good enough” has been sort of healing in a way.
Q: The REUNITE Capsule is inspired by the feeling of reuniting and rejoicing with others. What does connecting with others look and feel like to you? What feelings (good or bad) do you have about starting to reconnect with other people?
A: Reconnecting with friends after the pandemic has been so amazing. And not only because of brunch or movie dates but being able to sit together and talk about how we’re feeling about the way forward from here. A lot of us are going back to therapy or changing our careers and it has been amazing to take those journeys side by side.