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We’re April and Michelle, childhood friends and co-founders of Gentle. Way before we conceptualized this, we began helping each other on our journeys to who we are today. April remembers a time when Michelle was too nervous to perform anything onstage, and Michelle remembers a time when April would doodle on everything she owned. Well, she still does. Point is, April never stops doodling.

As we moved from Hong Kong to Boston for college, we continued to be an important part of each other's lives. When April's friend committed suicide, she decided to partner with Michelle to create Gentle, with a purpose to integrate compassion into everyday culture.