In 2004, without a change of address, I unknowingly entered the Momtropolis. It had been forming post-9/11, though I didn’t realize it at the time, and grew quickly, coming to epitomize a large part of the Brooklyn lifestyle we now know. How did I enter the Momtropolis? I gave birth to my son and immediately joined my first mother’s group at a store called Urban… Read more →
…I rigged up a make-shift surveillance system and watched the live feed from downstairs behind the register. I saw the sitter huddled over her computer, pushing my kids away and completely ignoring them. Later…” Read the rest of our interview with Zoe.
Zoe van de Wiele of Cloth
Thinking about what I knew how to do well (making films) and what I loved (working with kids), this business idea came to me in the ultimate lightbulb moment.” Read our interview with Susannah.