We had the good fortune of connecting with Corynn & Kristen Farrand and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Corynn & Kristen, what do you want people to remember about you?
My mom and I decided to start this project because we felt we had to do something, anything really after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Even if our project only reached one or two people, that was more than zero and that was enough for us. So I’d say, at the end of the day, we want people to know that anyone is capable of making an impact. It doesn’t matter how big or small, all that matters is that we try and make a positive difference in the world. That is what we’d like our legacy to be.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of the biggest challenges we faced when starting this project was how we wanted to spread our message. We knew we needed some form of social media because of how accessible it is, but we also needed a place where we could share all the information we wanted to that was easy to navigate. This is where my main contribution was, the website. I used a site that allows you to customize your own webpage, went through the trial and error of creating a website that anyone could access and navigate, then faced the complications of setting up your own domain. It was quite the learning process, but I learned a lot of useful skills along the way that I hope will help me out in the future someday.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, since I’m a student based in Boulder, most of our days would be spent there. A shopping day on Pearl followed by an evening of bar hopping. The next day we’d tour campus, check out the amazing Lego recreation of campus in Old Main, grab some food at The Sink, and end the day with a little bowling at The Connection in the University Memorial Center. Then we’d switch it up and spend a day in Denver. Maybe there’s a cool art market happening, or we’d walk down 16th Street Mall before checking out the art museum. If we’re feeling adventurous one day, we could make the journey down to Colorado Springs and hike through the Garden of the Gods. On the weekends we’d go skiing, depending on the season. One thing I love about Colorado is that there is such a variety of things to do all year round. It seems as though you can never run out of places to explore and discover.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mom’s parents deserve a lot of recognition for raising such an awesome human, one I’m lucky to call my mom. They taught her to be kind and empathetic and to care about other people. Without her passion for helping others, our project would have not had the success that it did.

Website: https://freedom-fridays.com/

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