Filmmaker and activist Elyse Fox first made waves with her documentary Conversations with Friends before founding Sad Girls Club, creating safe spaces for women and fostering a strong sense of community.
Elyse Fox founded Sad Girls Club in 2017, building an online community to bridge the gap between Instagram and real-life support for girls battling mental illness. Her documentary “Conversations with Friends” received an astounding response from women all over the world, prompting her to create an online community as well as real-life safe spaces for the women she’d reached through her film.
Building a sense of community is something that’s always been important at Timberland — it’s in our heritage. We give all our employees the opportunity to get involved with up to 40 hours of paid community service each year, to show how serious we are about giving back. Communities can help to heal individuals, but they can also bring people together to help others. We sat down with Elyse to discuss the importance of community.