Written by: Inspirational

K.I.S.H. Magazine Exclusive Interview featuring Christina Baribault-Ortiz & Raeann Baribault-Schwartz

KISH :Tell us about you..
Our names are Chrissy and Rae. We are sisters, entrepreneurs, and mamas with the goal of spreading positivity through power word jewelry collection, The Power to B

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

Christina & Raeann: Our dream is to inspire and uplift others through positive affirmations and visual reminders! We grew up in the jewelry business (Baribault Jewelers, Glastonbury, CT) so we thought, let’s create a positive affirmation in the form of jewelry that you can wear on your wrist and be reminded of your strength all the time. For us, accomplishing this dream is simply about empowering other women, mamas, and anyone else going through a challenging time. We like to say if we can uplift one person every day, our dream is being fulfilled. As for how our dream can benefit others, we know firsthand the impact that practicing positivity through little reminders each day can have. If it can work for us, it can work for you! We believe that with great challenges comes strength. Whatever you are going through, WE GOT YOU!

KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?

Christina & Raeann: To us, The Power to B is more than just jewelry. After facing 6 years of fertility struggles, we were feeling ashamed, weak, and hopeless. We began to find strength in positive affirmations. At first it was a challenge, but as we practiced these affirmations each and every day, our fear turned into empowerment. We began to realize that if positive affirmations and visual reminders were so powerful for us during our struggles, it would have the same effect for others going through hard times.

KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?

Christina & Raeann: We have faced a ton of little setbacks while building our brand, but our biggest to date was COVID. While The Power to B is our dream, our families always come first. With the pandemic, we really had to take a step back and focus on being the best versions of ourselves we could be for our families. While it was hard to take a step back, we learned how important it is to roll with the punches. In the midst of any challenge, it’s hard to keep choosing positivity, but setbacks aren’t permanent!

KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Christina & Raeann: What inspires us to keep pushing regardless of the challenges we’ve encountered is the progress we’ve already made. We get DM’s on Instagram, emails, and texts from customers constantly about how much their bracelet means to them. Seeing women facing challenges in school, relationships, cancer, financial debt, divorce, fertility, becoming new moms, grieving loss and so much more, all finding strength in wearing their Power Words- that’s what inspires us to keep pushing, no matter what comes our way!

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.

Christina & Raeann: Dream BIG! When we started The Power to B, we had no idea that it would grow to what it is today. We set big goals early and worked our asses off to get to them. Most importantly, we never stopped investing or believing in ourselves

Last modified: July 28, 2022