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A Window to Our World: A Reflection of the World We Can Be

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Photo by Joanne Pio for The Style Line via our feature with Cinematique

We launched our A Window To Our World series

post-election to provide a space for our growing global community to commiserate, come together or to just let it all out. Conversations and collaboration with these fine folks have inevitably shaped the path we’ve taken here at The Style Line; and in developing our mission over the last three years (and in tandem) with massive, provocative world-conversations I’ve understood the importance of building a platform that caters to those who find themselves on the verge – whether that be on the verge of professional success, self-discovery or on building a life they can be proud of.

I’ve been hesitant to figure out what my personal role in this story series should be and today I’m here to share…

For the last three years, I’ve gone behind-the-scenes with makers of all kinds, peered into the spaces of some of the world’s most interesting shops and businesses and gotten to know emerging cities through the lens of local insiders. Even still, you may not know a lot of these people at a first glance: they are a mix of voices, they don’t necessarily reach every corner of the earth with massive social media influence, and perhaps even more compelling: they don’t care to.

All-in-all, they are laying so much of the groundwork for future creativity, innovation, and hope. They are your friends, your family, your role-models and in some cases they are you.

Collectively, the window to our world seems bleak if not for very fact that many of us are so deeply divided. But even amidst all of the chaos and uncertainty, at The Style Line, we feel so fortunate to have unearthed some of the magic in the every day from people who prove that it’s possible to leave an imprint in the world simply by doing what they love.

Their stories, creations, and tenacity are what one would see if they were to look through MY window to the world. They are an honest reflection of the world – and of the world I know we can be – built on creativity, diversity, innovation, and hope.

Our interviewee Emily Saunders perhaps said it best, “Stories are much harder to ignore than statistics.” From today on we hope to open up the window to more of these stories, the ones we’ve told and the ones we’ve yet to discover.

Beyond the election, beyond the media overload, beyond the overwhelm, we hope you can take solace in the fact that we will always be here to champion the stories of those making the every day mean something.

To our community, we thank you for giving us something to be proud of and something to work for.

*THIS STORY WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 2017

A Window To Our World is an exclusive series featuring commentary from those in our growing global community surrounding the events of this tumultuous election. These stories will be rolled out through the rest of the year and our hope is that we can encourage young people from across the world to join in, contribute stories like this and utilize our platform to share, connect and offer actionable insight to bring our world closer together to repair and rebuild. If you are interested in being part of this series please email rschwartzmann@thestyleline.com with the subject line “The Style Line: A Window To Our World” for more information.