This Refinery29 Co-founder Is No Stranger to Leaps of Faith

The digital media company wasn't Christene Barberich's first bold move

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Making courageous moves amid a lot of uncertainty has colored the life of Christene Barberich, the global editor in chief and co-founder of Refinery29, the lifestyle-focused media company.

Take, for example, an essay she wrote in 2015 about her five miscarriages. “It was incredibly terrifying, but also liberating,” Barberich recalled. “I wrote it for myself at first, and then I showed it to one of my co-editors, and said, ‘Is this crazy? Should I publish this?’ And she said, ‘You have to.’”




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