This series highlight women who live a different lifestyle than what many of us have come to believe life "should" look like.
We recently interviewed Brittany Cohn, a Creative Director and Content Creator for small brands. An avid traveller, Brittany tells us how travelling has changed for her this year and how she has started to incorporate sustainability into her everyday routine.
Who is Brittany Cohn? Tell us about her!
Oh, that’s a tough one! I’d say I’m a woman who wears many hats and who loves to create. I come from a background in Film and Television, working in the Art and Prop Departments, so I love being on set. Eventually, I transitioned to working as a Creative Director and Content Creator for small brands and companies, which lets me do a lot of the same things I loved in the film industry. I also run a successful Depop shop where I sell vintage goods called @somegirlbrittany, as I’m a huge supporter of shopping sustainably and love all things vintage.
Travelling has become very different in 2020, with many of us not being able to explore our world – what do you miss most about it?
Traveling has been so different this year and it’s one of the things I miss the most. Nothing makes me happier or feeds my soul more than travel, and I cant tell you how much I miss exploring new places, meeting new people and just learning about other cultures. I would do about anything right now to hear the sound of the ocean and have a sun-kissed tan.
How has travelling less this year changed your hopes and vision for 2021?
Traveling less this year has significantly changed me as an individual. The past few years I was traveling almost every month, so it was a huge transition for me this year. But, I really grew to value the slower pace of life I was living as well as the time I got to spend with my family and loved ones. I’m hoping to carry that mentality over to next year and continue to remind myself to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. But, I’m so hopeful that we’ll all be able to get back to traveling in 2021.
When are you most proud of your work?
I’m definitely most proud of my work when I work solo. Seeing something come to life from concept to the final image, and then knowing I did it all on my own, always makes me proud. Especially when I’m working with film as there’s so much room for error and mistakes.
When you’re not taking photos or travelling, what do you enjoy doing most?
When I’m not working or traveling I’m honestly a homebody. I love hanging out with my dog, watching bad tv and just hanging out. But, if I’m not at home I’m usually out hunting and sourcing vintage for my shop and as a general hobby of my own.
2020 has brought on a lot of time indoors – for many, time spent in the kitchen! What has been your favourite meal to cook as of late?
Now that it’s fall we’ve been into everything butternut squash! I recently started making vegan butternut squash chili tacos and they’re all I’ve been eating. There’s also been a lot of unsuccessful baking in my house. Ha!
Aside from your photography and travels, you also have a Depop shop! What inspired you to start selling vintage pieces?
I’ve been a massive lover of antiques and vintage my whole life, so it was really just a natural progression for me. I’m constantly inspired by the life each piece has lived, and after collecting for about 17 years, I decided I wanted to start passing on these pieces for others to cherish and love.
We love that you’re passionate about supporting sustainable and small brands. What are some sustainable things you’ve incorporated into your everyday routine?
I love supporting and shopping with small and sustainable brands and it’s become so important to me to have moved away from fast fashion and to support good and genuine companies. I’ve learned so much while working with various ethical and sustainable brands and it’s definitely impacted me for the better. During the early stages of lockdown we also started our own garden and it was so rewarding to be able to grow our own vegetables and really live off the land a bit. There’s still room to grow in my sustainability journey, but everyday I take small steps to lead the most sustainable lifestyle possible.
Reflecting on this past year, what are you most grateful for?
This past year has been challenging for me in so many ways, but I’m so grateful for the time I was given to spend with my family, especially my dog, Leopold, who is in his golden years. It was such a lovely summer.