#IAmMany is a campaign started by American designer Rebecca Minkoff to celebrate the multiple roles that women embody.
The movement was born after Rebecca realised that her global brand could not have grown to be the success it is today without the collective support of fellow women. And as part of the label’s fall/winter 2018 release, she decided to pay it forward by commemorating strong women all over the world with this campaign.
#IAmMany signifies the diverse roles that women play today. A daughter, mother, wife, Singaporean, actress, entrepreneur, activist – the list goes on.
“The present is female and we are it.” – Rebecca Minkoff
Her World has also played a part in this meaningful campaign. We have partnered with 10 women who work to make a difference in this world while keeping true to their identity. Swipe to find out more.
“Medical Doctor. Ex-Model. Digital Marketer. Fashion lover. World traveler. Bag collector. South African. Italian. Indian. Daughter. Sister. Wife. And the list goes on… #IAmMany
Don’t let just a single word define who you are. Be everything you want to be and more!
Now it’s your turn! Would love to know more about all of you amazing peeps too! So let me know more about you in the comment below and use the #IAmMany”
“Really proud to be part of this campaign alongside incredible women like @sophiabush and @laurenconrad who believe women shouldn’t be boxed in.
I am a wife. I am a twin mother to be (OMG). I am a daughter. A sister. I am a career gal. A storyteller. A scriptwriter. I am a travel bug. I am indecisive (Libra problems). I am an animal lover. The list goes on.
In short we are and #iammany – women are diverse and multifaceted. Let’s celebrate women! Soon to be bringing two more girls into the world, I want them to know they can be anyone that they want to be and achieve anything”
“It’s always been an honour for me to be able to take on different roles in life – whether as an Executive Producer, Entrepreneur, Host, Actress, Author, Pianist, Volunteer, Daughter, Partner and Friend.
I AM MANY and I never forget this privilege. I believe when women come together and support each other, the world shines brighter. Women play many roles in our lives and we should be proud of every one of them. How are you #IAMMANY?”
“I Am Many. The Dog Alchemist. Ultra Trail Runner. Fitness Lifestyle Trainer. Adventurer. Dog Welfare Advocate. Writer. Lecturer. I RUN FOR RESCUE DOGS.
I wear many hats. I am a multi-hyphenate. In this modern age, women have to be multifaceted to juggle the many roles that they play. Who are you? Share your story and let me know what is your #IAMMANY.”
“When #HerWorldSG asked me to be part of this #RebeccaMinkoffSG #IAMMANY movement, I thought, “of course let’s talk about how I juggle the many different roles in my life.”
But then again, what’s the biggie? We all handle multiple roles in our lives, no? So right now, as I sit in bed feeling emotionally drained with a tight chest, I want to write instead about juggling the MANY emotions we experience as we go through our days handling our multiple roles.
The myriad emotions I experience on a regular basis as an individual, woman, wife, daughter, stepmother, sister and friend include joy, disappointment, bliss, fear, playfulness, resentment, contentment, dejection, excitement, anxiety and so much more.
This movement is a poignant reminder of my life in the last few months—yes Adam and I just got married in March and most posts you see on my IG feed and stories seem hunky dory.
But we are humans who go through MANY ups and downs in life. When my #yilianngflowers business slows down a little, me being my own harshest critic, fears I’m not good enough. When I hear someone who barely knows me making nasty comments, it makes me contemplate if I am good enough. When Theo doesn’t do well in Chinese, I wonder if I haven’t given enough. When Clover goes to her Daddy first before me, I’m convinced I’m not loving enough. When my friends talk to me, I worry if I don’t listen enough. When I see my parents age, I fear I haven’t spent enough time with them.
I often fear I’m not enough in the MANY roles I’ve undertaken in my life. But I turn up everyday, hoping today will be better than yesterday. I’ve yet to arrive at a place where nothing sways me but like you, I juggle MANY roles, experience MANY challenges and most of all, feel MANY emotions.
Here’s to wishing that we continue to grow much more than who we are right now. Because life, despite its many curveballs also has MANY moments of pure joy if we just choose to see them.”
“Us women, we are never singular in our roles. So many of us are so many things – we are leaders and we are also followers, we are working and crushing it everyday in the marketplace but we are also moms cooking meals and keeping the house in order, we are wives and we are bosses (although some would question whether those are synonymous or opposites)… every hour I make decisions as to what hat to put on to best serve the situation.
Sometimes juggling all those roles can be so seriously overwhelming – wife, mommy, worker bee, leader, friend, boss, the one who stocks the fridge….but I look around and see so many strong diverse women making a difference whilst still staying true to themselves, you guys remind me that this is what we are made of, and we are truly stronger than we realize.
And! We have each other.”
“I am Many. I am a funeral director, a florist, a wife, a newly minted mother, a loving daughter, a caring sister, a goofy auntie, a traveller, an art lover, a creator, a dreamer and a woman who believes in kindness, empathy and family as the heart of all things.
As a woman, we are all multifaceted and juggle so many things in our life. It’s definitely a lie to say that I breeze through easily in all of my roles equally, how can it be possible with the limited time we have.
What I’ve learnt is that I have to make time for all them intentionally. Intention has helped to make many things happen, especially with the help of the village of family and friends there supporting me. Let’s all take a moment to celebrate the amazing strength of women in that We are Many”
“I am an Explorer, of the Soul and of the World.
I am a Mother; I nurture and nourish with my body, heart and spirit
I am a Muse; Beauty is my power.
I am a Shaker my industry, to tear down archaic paradigms.
I am a Wild horse, you can’t tame me.
I am a Temple; I honour myself fully.
I am Creative; birthing new ideas infinitely.
I am the Spark of life, to shine where there is none, and to push the frontiers of Living.
I am the Earth; we were never separated anyway.
I am Nothing, yet Everything and all there ever will be.
I am Divine Remembrance; of Love
I am Genesis Heart Lazuli
You women out there, let me know about your many facets of you too!”
“As I move into my 6th year in this industry, I started reflecting on my journey – both the highs and the lows. The one thing I realised was the strength I built both mentally and in my craft as well. The most rewarding thing about this job is when other aspiring presenters approach me and ask me for advice in pursuing a similar career path, or when my listeners and followers tell me that they like what I’m doing. I am by no means a veteran in this space but…My secret? Really just staying true to my personality and focus on my strengths.
My heart is filled with gratitude just knowing that the hard work put in has some form of impact on some of you! I love each and every one of you in this space! Spread light and love to all those around you, especially this festive season. I am Many. I am a creator, a presenter, an artiste and above all, a friend to you.”
“I am kind.
I am fun-loving.
I am creative.
I am empathetic.
I am careless.
I am insecure.
I am lazy.
I am scared.
I am a boss, your friendly delivery girl, a daughter, a friend.
But above all, I am human.
I am many.“