We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Rebeca Vargas | CEO of Posh Dress Code

The amount of waste and exploitation that occurs in the fast fashion industry is at an all time high. It takes approximately 1,800 gallons to make one pair of jeans. By shopping second hand you reduce the chances of clothes ending up in landfills and reduce the demand for fast fashion, forcing big retailers to rethink their strategy on sustainability. Read more>>

Noah Zimmerman | Personal Trainer

A lot of people tend to think personal trainers are just people that love to workout and become a trainer as a temporary career until they move on to the next thing. However, most people become personal trainers because they have a passion for helping people. Communities across the country are facing a major health crisis, but a lot of it could be mitigated if people were committed to an active lifestyle and had a meaningful relationship with the foods that they put into their body. The majority of trainers I’ve met are people that want to help others by showing them a path to live a longer, healthier life; to feel confident and strong in any physical or emotional situation that comes their way, and to ideally live pain free. Read more>>

Sarah/Louise Reinhardt/Browne | Podcasters

We have a podcast about adoption. Since only about 2-4% of the population is adopted, it’s not a widely understood topic in the mainstream. I think the narrative has mostly been, ‘Oh, you’re so lucky you were adopted!’ Or, ‘You’re so special, you’re chosen’ or any number of statements people make who don’t understand the full picture. I think people never really understood that babies know what’s going on, and it’s a big trauma to separate a child from the birth mother. Read more>>

Parish Walker | Artist

Entertainers are the only people expected to do their jobs for free. We all know the stories of well established artists and crooked managers who take advantage of their money, but what many don’t know is most of the time when you’re up and coming a lot of the opportunities are unpaid and only offer exposure. Read more>>