Christene Barberich Biography
Christene Barberich is the co-founder and global editor-in-chief of the award-winning global lifestyle media company, Refinery29, Inc. She also hosts the UnStyled podcast.
Christene Barberich Age
Barberich is 50 years old.
Christene Barberich Husband
She is married to Kevin Baxter who is an architect and founder of Baxter Projects, based in Brooklyn.
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This is to our guy, the anchor of our family, the light we all love to gather ‘round….happy first Father’s Day to @baxterprojects the person I both love and revere and admit that I need even as someone who sheepishly never liked to admit needing anything. I thank you for being kind, forgiving, curious, and fiery in your defense of what’s good and right…you have brought me happiness and a kind of warmth & safety I never knew existed…I’m not sure I ever thought I would get married, and then you appeared and our lives were forever changed. You make me believe and dwell in the what’s possible…our sweet Raffi is proof, and that electrical current that connects you two makes my heart burst again and again. You’re our guy…the coolest, the smartest, the bestest…we love you, today and always ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Christene Barberich Daughter
Christene has a daughter known as Rafaela “Raffi” Rose Baxter.
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In an article on refinery29, she revealed she had experienced 7 miscarriages prior to becoming pregnant with her daughter. She also revealed that a doctor, Dr. Braverman told her she has a gene mutation called MTHFR, which means her body can’t easily process folic acid.
“a gene mutation called MTHFR, which means my body can’t easily process folic acid (essential for baby-making and other functions and easily remedied with a prescription supplement); that I needed a blood thinner called Lovenox to counter another condition of blood thickness and its ability to reach and nourish the placenta; that I seemed to have an acutely responsive immune system, and perhaps my body was misidentifying a healthy embryo as an intruder (also remedied by a short stint with the steroid Prednisone). That I might have a pretty common case of misdiagnosed Endometriosis, a condition that was ruled out after a recommended laparoscopic surgery — a procedure that did determine I had a sister condition called Endometritis, which is basically an angry, inflamed uterine lining, which I treated in the weeks following with antibiotics.”
Christene Barberich Refinery29
Christene together with Justin Stefano, Philippe von Borries, Piera Gelardi, co-founded the award-winning women’s media company, Refinery29 in 2005. She also serves as the company’s global editor-in-chief. the company has received three Webby awards, four consecutive Inc. 500 awards for Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S., a top fashion honor from Forbes, and two consecutive ASME nominations for Best Website. Christene was named an Ad Age Media Maven in 2014, and one of Folio Magazine’s 2016 Top Women In Media.
Prior to co-founding Refinery29, she worked at Gourmet Magazine as a style editor, CITY Magazine as an executive editor and The Daily as a Deputy Editor.
Christene Barberich Podcast
Barberich hosts a weekly podcast known as UnStyled whose main agenda is “to show us all how our experiences as women and how we move through the world informs our identities, our dreams, our fears, and, ultimately, our style.”
Christene Barberich Net worth
Her net worth is under review.
Christene Barberich Resigns as Editor-In-Chief
On June 8, 2020 Christene announced through an Instagram post that she was stepping down from the Editor In Chief role. This comes after “many women of color” last week came forward to “thoughtfully share their experiences of racist aggressions at @Refinery29.” She announced that she was stepping aside as Refinery29’s EIC “to help diversify our leadership in editorial and ensure this brand and the people it touches can spark a new defining chapter.”
I’d like to start by saying that I’ve read and taken in the raw and personal accounts of Black women and women of color regarding their experiences inside our company at Refinery29. And, what’s clear from these experiences, is that R29 has to change. We have to do better, and that starts with making room. And, so I will be stepping aside in my role at R29 to help diversify our leadership in editorial and ensure this brand and the people it touches can spark a new defining chapter. A chapter that demands a new voice—both for our team and our audience—one that can shape and guide the critical stories that have the real power to shift and disrupt our culture, helping to eliminate institutional barriers that separate us and hold our society back. We will begin the search for the next Global Editor-In-Chief of R29 immediately. It’s time for a new generation of leadership that’s truly reflective of the diversity of our audience with divergent points of view, one that builds and expands on our original mission to amplify and celebrate a wide range of voices, perspectives, and stories…stories that need and deserve to be told. That is still at the heart of this company and why its community has loved it so much for the past 15 years. Because they ARE Refinery29 today—and what it will become—which is even more important in this moment than what inspired us to create it in the first place.
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