Episode 006: Creating with Purpose, Post-Cancer {Rachel Park}

This week’s guest Rachel Park is a made-to-order tie designer and breast cancer survivor. During treatment, Rachel created the ParkPuff™, a seatbelt pillow for breast cancer patients. Host Mallory Whitfield and Rachel chatted about creating one-of-a-kind customer experiences and why, as a creative brand, you’re not for everybody, and that’s okay.

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This week’s guest Rachel Park is a made-to-order tie designer and breast cancer survivor. During treatment, Rachel created the ParkPuff™, a seatbelt pillow for breast cancer patients.

We chatted about creating one-of-a-kind customer experiences and why, as a creative brand, you’re not for everybody, and that’s okay.

In the photo above, at left, you can see Rachel wearing one of her signature scarves during her chemotherapy phase. At right, she is pictured a year later, at her first fashion event, after her final breast cancer surgery. 

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Other artists and resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Rock Stars of the First Amendment - Rachel’s friends, the band The Slants, wore one of her ties to the Supreme Court in their fight to trademark their name. The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in their favor, and they appeared on The Daily Show wearing her tie as well. (Check out the tie on the far left in the first picture.)
  • Otis Brayboy - Rachel's fiancée & story artist
  • Passion Planner - one of Rachel's must-have business tools
  • How I Built This - podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built
  • Rachel’s made-to-order tie is pictured at the top of this page and features her signature Korean tipping. Photo credit: Caddie Hastings Photography

 

Special thanks to:

Eric Laws + Morella & The Wheels Of If for composing the show's theme music

 

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