Leah Fredkin was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. After graduating from Santa Clara University Leah moved to Los Angeles to work in production and hospitality while pursuing acting. Leah was born into a family that strongly believes in the importance of philanthropy. She is a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood, involved with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and is on the Community Influencer Committee for The Crayon Initiative. Following the 2016 election, Leah began to see many of the rights she values become threatened – thus compelling her to create her company Equality Goods. Leah believes that however big or small, we all have the ability to make a difference.
FRIDAY FIVE BLOG FEATURE:
- What does "humanKIND" mean to you? Collectively we all have a human experience. I chose to put humanKIND on our bracelet as a way to symbolize the need for all humanity to see and accept this in one another.
- How is giving back woven into your life? Giving back has always been a part of my life and Equality Goods is an expansion of that. I am so proud to have partnered with the International Rescue Committee to hire refugees to assemble our bracelets. I have been a long time supporter of Planned Parenthood so our partnership with them means a great deal to me. Supporting Facing History, which teaches tolerance, and March For Our Lives are organizations that I strongly believe in supporting.
- Who inspires you - a person you know + a person you don't? My aunt is one of my role models. She operates a corporation that is a national provider of mental health care services. It is a female owned and mission driven organization. She has tirelessly defended and supported mental health initiatives and legislation for decades. She is strong and dynamic; a brinksmanship negotiator who is an extraordinary advocate. // Michelle Obama in every way is the ultimate inspiration to me. She embodies all that I value and respect. She is a beacon of light, a powerhouse force, has high moral standards and is incredibly down to earth, genuine and real.
- What the world needs now is: compassion.
- Rose-gold, white-gold or yellow-gold? Yellow