Faith Briggs is a self-dubbed “professional nerd,” a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker, passionate about sharing contemporary stories from diverse communities.
She believes that artists have a responsibility to provoke the social conscience of a society, and it's her desire to create nuanced work exploring themes of global citizenship and representation.
When she's not on an adventure with Columbia Sportswear - where she works as the Director of Toughness (yes, that's a thing and she'll tell us all about it!) - Faith can be found running trails upstate or sprinting down 5th Avenue. She’s a fixture in the urban running community and a member of the Black Roses NYC running team.
In this episode, Faith shares stories from her first few months of travel and adventure as Director of Toughness for Columbia Sportswear. We talk about the meaning of toughness, how running can lead to confidence, how to handle injuries, why love is a great motivator, why representation in art and media really matters, and so much more.
Faith's stories and perspective really touched me and made me think, and I hope the same is true for you!
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Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- Kate Grace (season 1 guest + special edition episode)
- Andia Winslow
- On Being with Krista Tippett
- black is brown is tan, by Arnold Adoff
- On Beauty, by Zadie Smith
- Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Black Faces, White Spaces, by Carolyn Finney
- Life and Times of Susie Knuckles, by Safia Elhillo
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