When was WOTH created?
WOTH officially started in February 2021 and it really took off fast due to the support of a lot of people–including ONE37pm / Card Talk Live Event.
What inspires you?
I really like this question because I was actually asked this on a show with @CardboardCulture. I knew it was coming but didn’t think of anything until right before they asked me, and I really liked that answer I gave. I think the thing that inspires me the most is “growth” - whether that be physically, mentally, spiritually - it is truly amazing to see people grow in the way they look, think, or act. Looking up the word “growth” there are obviously a lot of different ways the word can be used, but it almost always means to increase or gain, and to see people improve upon themselves in whatever manner they choose is always going to be the most inspiring thing to me.
What has surprised you along the journey?
Honestly, I think the most surprising thing is all of the support from people in the hobby. Whether it be from verified accounts or small IG accounts just reaching out to say they love the page and really want to see more women in the hobby - those messages always mean the most and just push me to keep going in growing the account and expanding the reach.
One of the things that I love the most about the hobby is that there are some people, specifically a lot of content creators, that I would have personally considered to be almost “celebrity-like” but yet a lot of them are always willing to strike up a regular convo at a show or just like/comment on IG photos of cards—those small interactions that these seemingly famous hobbyists have with the “regular” hobbyists really go a long way in developing a relationship and thus a lifelong hobby member.
What are your goals for WOTH?
A few of my main goals with WOTH is to continue to have interviews with female collectors and share their stories within the hobby. I currently do this about once every two weeks, but I would like to start doing it once a week. And another thing I really wanted to bring in, are more people from the hobby at companies, so not always collectors but people at Panini, Topps, Distributors, etc. And lastly, I would love to start to have more female athletes (if I can find them) come on the show. I think that would be amazing. I always think it’s cool to see athletes that collect!
Beyond having more guests, another thing I would like to do is have some type of planned event for women of the hobby to get together.