Is Sustainability For You? Q&A with Claire Shay

Is Sustainability For You? Q&A with Claire Shay

I don’t know about you, but to me, sustainability is INTIMIDATING. It’s such a broad term that encompasses so much of our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the trash we throw out to our power sources… EVERYTHING! Because of my lack of knowledge, I’ve always been hesitant to venture into that world. I feel like I don’t know enough, or have enough money to participate in this lifestyle, or have enough influence to make a difference. But my mindset has begun to change…

I wanted to learn more about sustainability, but one question plagued me: where do I even begin? 

That’s when I reached out to sustainability writer, Claire Shay, who recently released her first book called Reinventing Sustainability. And GIRL did I learn A LOT! Here’s what Claire had to say!

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How to Find Confidence and Inspiration with Kayla Boyd

How to Find Confidence and Inspiration with Kayla Boyd

Kayla Boyd, Buzzfeed shopping editor and curvy blogger, has never not forged her OWN path! 

Dreaming up her own major in college, and spending her entire life in Michigan, Kayla had SERIOUS goals for herself. So it’s no surprise she set her post-grad eyes on New York City!  

After completing her masters in art journalism at Syracuse University and TWO internships in the city, Kayla was hired by a small publication as a lifestyle reporter. Her dream FINALLY felt alive as she wrote about everything from body positivity to Kardashian news.

But getting into the groove of New York City life was difficult for Kayla. With a mice-infested apartment and 5+ roommates, it took her a LONG time to feel comfortable there!  But over time NYC grew on her (I mean, how could it not?). Her next career move took her to the commerce team on The Today Show, which quickly led to  her current job at Buzzfeed as the shopping editor. 

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What Happens When You Lose Your Purpose With Claire Shay

What Happens When You Lose Your Purpose With Claire Shay

by April Hooper

In life, we have the power to choose A LOT of things – our friends, our outfits, our goals – but  Claire Shay, she got to choose something most of us had no say in: her name

Claire Shay is a blogger, author, content creator, and influencer with a focus on living sustainably and dressing fashionably. Born in Taiwan, raised in Los Angeles, and now living in New York City, Claire has TRULY seen it all!

Growing up, Claire Shay always felt her Mandarin name just didn’t fit. She wanted something that represented HER, so she chose a new one: Claire. Even MORE powerful? As an adult, she has decided to change the spelling of her last name to “Shay”, marking a new beginning of exploring what she is truly passionate about.  

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Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Thrifting Edition

Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Thrifting Edition

by April Hooper

I am a thrifting expert, just ask my friends. I NEVER leave Goodwill empty-handed. Part of the reason is that I love the hunt, and I’m willing to take my time to look through every color-coded rack. It’s also partly because I find thrifting relaxing, not overwhelming. But most importantly, I think thrifting is INSPIRING

Maybe you’re thinking: “But April, how can grandma’s old clothes and shelves full of creepy figurines be inspiring?” 

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