I first discovered the lovely Anne Therese from reading an inspiring interview she wrote that was featured on Reve En Vert’s website for their Women Crush Wednesday spotlights. I was instantly drawn into her passion and drive to move towards making a difference in the world through modelling and advertising. I used to live in New York in my early twenties (right when social media was first coming out) and was always so drawn to the colourful bright and very impactful advertisements (as anyone would be). I have since realized that the path to making lasting change is in the way of influence and what better way to influence our culture than through the most popular medium: advertisement and marketing! Now that’s not to say it’s the only way to make a change (definitely not), but Luke and I (like Anne Therese as you will read below) believe that making culture shifts happens when you disturb the existing norms and start to make changes for the better, which we can really see in our present culture with movements to support the environment, socially good businesses and advocacy for equality within all people groups.
And with that, I introduce you to Anne Therese. She is the co-founder of Role Models Management – an ethical talent agency and the host of her inspiring pod cast Hey Change. I hope you take a few minutes to read more about her and her projects to hopefully spark some inspiration for yourself!
+ We love that you are a lady of many talents, please tell us a bit more about you, your business and podcast?
My name is Anne Therese, a Swedish model who recently moved from New York to San Fransisco, and with a tiny passion to help save this planet. I use my modeling as a way to promote brands I believe in and to speak up for ways of living that I think is beneficial for the people and for the planet as a whole. I’m obsessed with life hacks, fashion, and new innovative designs that help us live more sustainable and compassionate lives, and my podcast – Hey Change – is a way for me to share with you as I learn along the way. Hey Change Podcast features a variety of inspiring change makers who actively work within their field of passion for positive change, and together I want to show ways to how we can find Happiness in New Realities.Besides running this podcast I’m also the Co-Founder of Role Models Management – an Ethical Talent Agency on a mission to start a movement in the industry of fashion, beauty, and society as a whole. The agency got registered in March 2017 and now, not even 6 months later, we have over 70 models on our board and growing by the day. It’s such an exciting and empowering journey – building my very own army of Role Models and change makers!
+ We believe in brands and people that are doing good and are making an impact on the world. What is the good that you promote and support through Role + Models Management and your Pod Cast and what inspired you to start them?
We [at Role Models Management] believe that any change in the right direction is good change and we want to make sure we support all actions like that. Ideally, we want to work with brands that are 100 % ethical, sustainable, healthy and cruelty-free, but the reality is that it’s hard and we want to show that trying is good enough. We love that big brands like Patagonia, Adidas, Timberland and even H&M are trying to move into a more circular way of thinking about fashion and production, and if we can get big players like those on board, we’re also paving roads for smaller, authentic brands to grow and take place. There needs to be a trend shift happening and we’re supporting that shift by all extends!
+ What got you started in the modelling industry?
+ Tell us a bit about who YOU are: name three things you like or like to do?
“Remember not to take life too seriously. Awaken that sense of lightness and joy and get up and move, because if you do not move, you cannot dance.”