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.