In with the Go-Getters

Today, more than ever, we are inspired by people who are pushing to be the best version of themselves — boldly taking steps forward no matter the obstacles. The people who stand back up after being knocked down. Those who follow their gut, leave fears behind, and make us all stronger. The Go-Getters.

We’re so proud to spotlight their brave faces and showcase how they get things done.

Joy Bryant

Actor/Writer/Oxfam Ambassador/Creator of Things

Go-Getter Joy Bryant is a force. Of living to the fullest. Of happiness. Of giving back.

Whether she’s preparing for a film or series, working on her lifestyle brand Basic Terrain or working as an Ambassador for Oxfam, Joy's life is filled with go. As an Actor/Designer/Writer/Oxfam Ambassador, she is a hyphenate of getting it done, and we’re proud to highlight some of her take-no-prisoners steps in our bold socks. 

 

"I'm inspired by the desire to help people".

What makes you a Go-Getter?

The realization that life is too damn short.

What inspires you to create an impact?

The desire to help people. People helped me. I wouldn't be where I am or who I am without that help.

What keeps driving your passion forward?

The pursuit of happiness.

Joy, a self-proclaimed “lover of camouflage,” steps into the light in our our Able Made Haute Step Camo socks as well as our JA Stripes socks, benefiting the next generation of Go-Getters via The Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation.

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Photography: Jennifer Rocholl | Hair/Make Up: Danielle Rotella

Carmen Perez

Women’s March on Washington & Gathering for Justice

Go-Getter Carmen Perez takes big, bold steps in social activism.

A Renaissance woman in social activism, Carmen Perez has dedicated herself to many important civil rights issues for the past 20 years and counting. Through her work promoting peace, civil rights, juvenile justice, confronting police violence, and more, Carmen has become a much needed voice of reform. Carmen’s most recent role is as the National Co-Chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, a movement that drew over 5 million people across the globe to march in resistance of hatred and bigotry, affirming women of all identities’ rights as human beings. She is currently Executive Director at Gathering for Justice.

We are incredibly proud she accepted our invitation to be an Able Made Go-Getter.

“The impact that I make, whether small or large scale, must have an entry point for others who may not have the same access that I have.”

What makes you a Go-Getter?

The sacrifices that I and my family have made. I've experienced a lot of loss. Given the opportunities and access I've been blessed with, it's my responsibility to open doors for others! I don't have the option of doing nothing - my humanity doesn't allow me to be a bystander.

What inspires you to create an impact?

My interactions with people from various walks of life and the different opportunities I've had.In a time when so much injustice is happening around us, I feel it's important for me, given my life experiences, it's only right to be intentional, inclusive, and impactful. The impact that I make, whether small or large scale, must have an entry point for others who may not havethe same access that I have.

What keeps driving your passion forward?

Life! Simply that. We only have one to life - we have to make it worthwhile.

Carmen is rocking sock from our Able Made Haute Step Collection, benefiting the next generating of Go-Getters via Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation.

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Photography: Jennifer Rocholl | Hair/Make Up: Danielle Rotella