September 11, 2018

OP: Give us the skinny on who Faith E. Briggs is.

Faith E. Briggs: I’m a documentary filmmaker with a background in representation. I love stories and really do believe they have the power to change the world. Stories are how we learn about ourselves and each other. Meeting other people and learning about how they move through the world, their perspectives, background and upbringi...

February 21, 2018

Beacons of Badassery is an interview series shining light on strong women.

After spending most of my life trying to prove that I’m strong enough to be one of the guys, I’ve realized that instead of trying so hard to fit a certain expectation, we should be redefining what it actually means to be strong.

These women are doing just that.

Beacon of Badassery: Faith E. Briggs

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December 21, 2017

Today we sit down with Columbia Sportswea'rs Director of Toughness Faith E. Briggs. We talk about her world travels, endurance running, documentary film making and overcoming obstacles incrementally.

You can keep in touch with Faith on social media at:

December 4, 2017

"In this episode, Faith shares stories from her first few months of travel and adventure as Director of Toughness for Columbia Sportswear. We talk about the meaning of toughness, how running can lead to confidence, how to handle injuries, why love is a great motivator, why representation in art and media really matters, and so much more.

Faith's stories and perspective really touc...

August 31, 2017





April 3, 2017

I know sometimes everyone has a day where they just want to delete their Facebook and say NO to social media. I have those days too, but I also have to admit that I've had the opportunity to create so much community through some of the folks I've met on the interwebs. At the suggestion of my teammate and original PDXer, Daniel Kwon, I popped into The Athletic Community as my firs...

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