Erin Meskers grew up in Connecticut and today lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She studied public relations with a minor in textiles, merchandising, and design. She has always dreamed of working in fashion, but not as a designer.
What did you study in school and why?
I attended the University of Rhode Island majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design. I have been interested in pursing a career in fashion since I was young and always planned on studying it in school. As I did internships and learned more abut the industry I realized that I wanted to be in Fashion, but not as a designer. As a comfortable public speaker and confident writer, I was directed towards Public Relations. I would also be lying if I didn’t say that Samantha on Sex and the City or Kelly Cutrone on The Hills had nothing to do with my choice too
“I am dedicating myself to learn how to better care for my mind, body and soul! ”
What is your job/career?
Events + Brand Partnerships for Supergoop!
What is a challenge you faced or currently face and how are you overcoming it?
I made the decision fairly recently to stop taking my depression, anxiety and OCD medication. While I certainly believe medication can be extremely beneficial, the side effects were harming me more than the medication was helping me. Re-learning how to live with depression, anxiety and OCD daily has been challenging and I have been experimenting with new ways to cope. I have been doing so with practices such as journaling, going to talk therapy, mediating/breathing with the app “Calm” and taking general care of my body by incorporating adaptogenic herbs into a vegan diet, starting to run again (for the first time in a long time) and focusing on sleep. I know this will be a life-long journey and am dedicating myself to learn how to better care for my mind, body and soul!
What does it mean for you to be powerful?
Personally, I believe being powerful is using confidence, strength and abilities to make a positive difference.
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