Elyse Fox

The Filmmaker Advocating for Mental-Health Awareness

As the founder of Sad Girls Club—a global online and in-person community for young women facing mental-health issues—Elyse Fox was spurred into action following the success of Conversations with Friends, a short film about her own battle with depression as a lonely teen growing up in New York. Although the platform was created just over a year ago, it already boasts 46.5K Instagram followers who receive daily motivational posts and mental-health resources.

What are you most grateful for?

“Access and connectivity.”

What advice do you have for other women working toward their own dreams?

“Follow your intuition!”

Desert island question: If you could bring only three things, what would they be?

“Uno cards, photographs, pen and paper.”

Who do you admire more than anyone else?

“My dad.”

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