Her Power Suit: Kindness
First up on our profile series is Libby Russell, a Brooklyn based New Yorker, who works on the creative team at Peloton as a copywriter, and is the creator of a type 1 diabetes lifestyle and advocacy platform called, “I Have The Sugars”. The Sugars is primarily an Instagram and online boutique that aims to empower young women living with type 1 diabetes to feel proud of and confident in themselves.
Beyond Libby’s infectious kindness and happy energy, her mission to empower women resonated deeply with us (and our mission) and made her the ideal candidate for our first feature. Read Libby’s story below to find out why she started The Sugars, how she juggles a full-time job and entrepreneurship, and why she thinks of kindness as her “power suit.”
Why did you start The Sugars?
For those of us without a ton of knowledge on Type I diabetes, can you help us understand what are some of the biggest struggles, or even just inconveniences, you face daily?
Since starting The Sugars, what's the most inspiring message you've received from someone or the most memorable?
How do you balance having a full time job and The Sugars? Any words of wisdom?
Can you tell us about a time when someone has inspired or helped you in your life that's made a lasting impressions?
What is your version of a power suit? When do you feel most empowered?
When work & life get overwhelming, what is your favorite way to decompress?
Then finally, you're so successful at such a young age; however, we're sure your goals don't stop here -- What's next for you?
We want to give a big shout out and thank you to Libby for being our first feature (and guinea pig)!!
Through these profiles we hope you find some inspiration to make a change, go after a dream, or they simply make you smile. :)
Any positive, inspiring, and/or strong female role models you think we should feature?
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