Today we’d like to introduce you to Ana Pompa Alarcón Rawls.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ana. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
The idea for findSisterhood was born after the birth of my second child a couple of years ago. As an immigrant mom without family in the United States, I felt like new moms need to have a support system to help raise her children. New moms often feel very isolated. I also wanted to shine a light on topics we don’t talk about often enough because I am convinced that it can be so empowering to know that you are not the only one going through hard times. findSisterhood has allowed so many women to connect and know that they are not alone. Our community will always be here to listen, to support and to encourage.
Has it been a smooth road?
Having it all is a fairytale. The reality of being a mom, wife, and entrepreneur that travels all over the country is brutal. It took help and support from so many people to make this possible, and I am forever grateful for my tribe.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the findSisterhood Inc. story. Tell us more about the business.
findSisterhood is an anonymous social network for women using one-way cryptography to make posts untraceable and allow survivors to speak up without having to reveal their identity. Since launching this fall, we have collected thousands of stories of sexual assault survivors, women in abusive relationships and overwhelmed moms or women that just want to share something without having to attach it to their name.
What all our users have in common is the need to connect with other women without being judged or feeling ashamed. Social media makes so many of us feel competitive and sad because we think everyone else has a much more exciting life than we do. The anonymity of the app creates an environment where women can be candid and share real-life issues. I want to disrupt the way we use apps and shine a light on the fact that no one has a perfect life and no one has it all figured out. If we are all more vulnerable and real, we can heal together.
Every day we have users reaching out to us to tell us how findSisterhood changed their lives. We often just need to hear that whatever it is we are going through is ok, that we are believed, and we are not alone. We have the kindest online community of women coming together and supporting one another.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
We are all becoming more aware how much private information we are sharing online and how vulnerable that makes us when it comes to our data. This is one of the reasons why for findSisterhood’s the top priority is to be untraceable, even our own team members have no way to find out your real identity which makes it a complete safe space to share anything you want. Another thing I hope to see more in the future is companies taking responsibility for the content they allow users to share. We monitor the app heavily and don’t allow hate speech for example and I am convinced that making sure people can feel safe online is the responsibility of tech companies like mine.
I think and hope blockchain is going to change the way we handle data in the future and I expect to see a big shift when it comes to privacy issues.
- Website: findsisterhood.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findsisterhood/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindSisterhood
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsisterhoodapp