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About Elena Baxter

CO-FOUNDER. Cause: Fighting against sex trafficking.
Latest Posts | By Elena Baxter
Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships
4 months ago

Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships

You may already get the importance of networking and attending events or sending messages with the intention of connecting. However, networking is not about the original action, but about the …
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The Founders of Chilote Shoes Are Empowering Women Artisans In Patagonia Through Design And Sustainability
5 months ago

The Founders of Chilote Shoes Are Empowering Women Artisans In Patagonia Through Design And Sustainability

Through the founding of fashion forward enterprise, Chilote Shoes, Francisca Appacel and Stiven Kerestegian are transforming the lives of artisan women while keeping their vibrant heritage alive in Patagonia. The …
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3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World
5 months ago

3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World

Modern day slavery, human trafficking, unfair working conditions and wages, these are all great offenses on one’s human rights. According to Equality Now, trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation …
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Empower Workers and Support Human Rights with your Thoughtful Purchases
5 months ago

Empower Workers and Support Human Rights with your Thoughtful Purchases

The way we spend our money speaks volumes about who we are and what kind of world we want to live in. How we use our money is profoundly …
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3 Ways We Empower Women Through Ethical Fashion
5 months ago

3 Ways We Empower Women Through Ethical Fashion

If you didn’t know, the majority of the apparel we wear is made by women in developing countries, in unpleasant and cruel environments. This is a reality. According to …
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10 Green Fashion Forward Pieces for Your Wardrobe (And Holiday Gift Giving!)
5 months ago

10 Green Fashion Forward Pieces for Your Wardrobe (And Holiday Gift Giving!)

“Materials matter.” An important phrase that we should start incorporating into our 21st-century vernacular. Though perhaps already common in some circles, we would like to explore its undeniable importance, as …
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Introducing The Future of Ethical Production: Factory-Free Made Brand, Chilote Shoes
5 months ago

Introducing The Future of Ethical Production: Factory-Free Made Brand, Chilote Shoes

Fashion is by far one of the largest labored industries on the planet, with most of the goods being made in developing countries in areas that are overwhelmingly saturated …
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The Good Buy: A Conscious Consumer Marketplace for Sustainable Living
5 months ago

The Good Buy: A Conscious Consumer Marketplace for Sustainable Living

Large corporations and savvy brands see potential audiences in a new generation that want more out of the products they buy. So it’s a challenge to separate the companies that …
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Hunger is a Solvable Problem | Here’s How You Can Be Part of the Solution
6 months ago

Hunger is a Solvable Problem | Here’s How You Can Be Part of the Solution

End Hunger. It’s a bold statement. It’s so bold, that sometimes it doesn’t even feel real. Because most of us live in an environment where food is inches …
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How Technology & Innovation Will Build a Future of Hope for the Global Refugee Crisis
11 months ago

How Technology & Innovation Will Build a Future of Hope for the Global Refugee Crisis

Last week I boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey to attend the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, as part of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon’s call for humanity—people’s …
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Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment
1 year ago

Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has many faces. Sometimes it’s a catcall, sometimes it’s an inappropriate comment or look made by an older male, or sometimes it’s unwelcomed or forced touching. Whatever shape …
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Why International Literacy Day Is Important
2 years ago

Why International Literacy Day Is Important

If you find yourself perusing the Conscious Magazine website, or any modern day media publication at that, it is more than likely you grew up with a surplus of reading …
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These Socially-Good Jars of Chutney Are Tackling Food System Injustices
2 years ago

These Socially-Good Jars of Chutney Are Tackling Food System Injustices

If you didn’t think that the food injustices could be combated, or the opportunity to provide a better life to underprivileged women could be granted through the creation of socially-good jars …
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Celebrating Our Independence With  July 4th Inspiration
2 years ago

Celebrating Our Independence With July 4th Inspiration

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And there is one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, …
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LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT TITLES
2 years ago

LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT TITLES

John Quincy Adams said, “A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.” Today’s leadership has changed, and it is far too often that the word …
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Beyond Hashtag Activism: How Do We Bring Back Our Girls
3 years ago

Beyond Hashtag Activism: How Do We Bring Back Our Girls

Due to the recent tragic news of the 276 Nigerian girls being abducted, we’ve seen a great deal of support via social media. However, some of our readers as …
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Visual Supply Co. Interview | Let’s Build Something Beautiful Together
3 years ago

Visual Supply Co. Interview | Let’s Build Something Beautiful Together

– Joel Flory + Greg Lutze –

Visual Supply Company, also known as VSCO (pronounced Vis-Co), is the renowned photo editing app that is taking the photography community by …
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Independent Designers and Makers Can Create Sustainable Businesses Through Factory45
3 years ago

Independent Designers and Makers Can Create Sustainable Businesses Through Factory45

We are living in the era of entrepreneurship, and excitedly, there’s lots of talk about sustainable fashion design and business. But we also live in an …
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GEMS: A World for Girls [Campaign]
3 years ago

GEMS: A World for Girls [Campaign]

What had ignited our first steps  leading to Conscious Magazine was when Co-Founder, Rachael and myself had learned about domestic sex trafficking here in America. I admit, I was …
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Celebrate Real Love with Love146
3 years ago

Celebrate Real Love with Love146

By  •  Blog

For this Valentine’s Day, we are teaming up with Love146 to  invite you into a conversation about “What is Love”. We’re going to be answering this important question …
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BERTRAND JUBA ROBERS, 24 SECONDS A FRAME
3 years ago

BERTRAND JUBA ROBERS, 24 SECONDS A FRAME

In the pages of Conscious Magazine, we challenged Brooklyn-based photographer, Bertrand Juba Roberts, to capture New York and tell its story through his lens. He traveled around New York …
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100cameras and The Young Storytellers that Inspire Change in their Community
3 years ago

100cameras and The Young Storytellers that Inspire Change in their Community

The 21st century has taken photography by storm. Between camera apps, and the need for visual stimulation 24/7, people can snap photos, edit and share them with the world in …
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46 million Americans Live in Poverty Every Day. Poverty Awareness Month
3 years ago

46 million Americans Live in Poverty Every Day. Poverty Awareness Month

It may not be noticeable to the naked eye, but if you take a closer look, you’ll soon learn that more than 46 million Americans live in poverty every …
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2014 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
3 years ago

2014 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By  •  World, Culture

It’s 2014, and human trafficking and slavery is still thriving in all corners of the world. This problem, which is so mortifying and unjust, can unitedly be described as …
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Advertising’s Image of Women Creates Public Health Problems [Video]
3 years ago

Advertising’s Image of Women Creates Public Health Problems [Video]

By  •  Life, Culture

Conscious Magazine has been working hard to have conversations that matter since 2010. But after watching the video below, we are in crisis mode. Jean Kilbourne Ed.D., author, speaker, …
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