How is it only Wednesday? It feels like this has been the longest week in recent memory. One of us (Soupermom) is old enough to remember the protests of 1968, but this feels different.
We have essentially stopped posting, promoting, or talking about Soupergirl. Now is not the time. We also did not want to post or share anything without first listening, learning, and thinking; thinking about what we can do better – as individuals and as a company. We also are fully aware that the simple act of being able to contemplate our action is an astonishing privilege – in and of itself. Deep, systemic changes are needed everywhere. And on a basic level, change starts within.
We’re going to take the next few days, weeks, and months to listen and learn. And to simply be better.
Here’s hoping for a brighter tomorrow.
Soupermom and Soupergirl
Sara Polon (Soupergirl), Co-Founder and CEO, has the attention span of a gnat. Therefore, her post-college career path took many meandering twists and turns including working at an Internet start up, leading tours through the Middle East, and several years as a stand-up comic in New York.
In 2008, after reading Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, she founded Soupergirl along with her mom, Marilyn Polon. Sara is passionate about upending the industrialization of our food system. She believes deeply that consumers can make food choices that better themselves as well as the world. She drinks an average of five cups of coffee a day - usually black. In her spare time she enjoys biking, hiking, hanging out with her nieces, and drinking even more coffee.