Interact Studio’s Authentic People Of 2021

By Porter Metzler

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Every year we identify the extraordinary people who moved us over the past 365 days and will continue to inspire us for the next 365.⁣⁣ We celebrate these individuals as our Authentic People of 2021 who demonstrated authenticity, courage, passion, vulnerability, and world-class character.⁣⁣⁣

In what feels like a blur, 2021 came and went. There were some thrilling highs and plenty of somber lows as we continued to face the pandemic. 2021 was a hard year for many but through it all, there were countless people who made the year special.

At the beginning of each year, Interact Studio highlights those who were a shining example of authenticity during the previous year. Our annual Authentic People series showcases a selection of extraordinary people who demonstrated authenticity, courage, heart, vulnerability, spirit, and character.

Each person on our Authentic People of 2021 list reminded us of the importance of being ourselves. The importance of being authentic. Above all, their authentic spirits inspired us over the past 365 days and will continue to inspire us for much longer.

Without further to do, we present…


Click the links above to read each individual’s article where Interact Studio team members — Lou Solomon, Susie Adams, Jessica Baryla & Porter Metzler — go in-depth on why they were selected for this year’s list.

Authentic People of 2021 - A graphic showing the nine members of Interact Studio's list


Here’s to a new year full of new possibilities! As we wrap up celebrating the Authentic People of 2021, we are eager to see the authentic people and moments that will emerge in 2022. If you are interested in honing in on your authentic voice and mastering the way you tell your story, we would love to hear from you. Contact us and learn more about our various programs & services here.

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