Meet Becca Zipkin - Westport Moms
How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? My kids Max and Henry are 9 and 7 years old. We moved to Westport in 2020. Part of the pandemic flight out of NYC 🙂
How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? I am a lawyer and started my career as a sex crimes prosecutor (like SVU) in Brooklyn. I went on to work at nonprofits providing legal representation to survivors of sexual violence and sex trafficking. Today I am the Policy Director at a national nonprofit – World Without Exploitation (WorldWE). WorldWE is an advocacy organization focused on passing laws to help survivors of sex trafficking and educating the public about the harms of sex trafficking and prostitution, and how the Internet is facilitating sex trafficking and exploitation. I work in states all over the country attempting to improve the laws in this country.
What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? AND/OR what is the last book you read? Fargo season 5 on Hulu was SO good. I recently read and really enjoyed None of this is True by Lisa Jewell.
What are two things still on your bucket list? Getting over my fear of skiing when I go on ski trips with my family and friends. I will someday get down a Blue without crying 🙂
And visiting Japan.
What is your favorite podcast? Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Honestly with Bari Weiss
What is one food you could not live without? There are two. Popcorn and Coffee
What is one product you could not live without? Skinceuticals Triple Lipid face cream and iced coffee
What is your greatest fear? Skiing! And death 🤪
What is your greatest indulgence? definitely vacations
Which talent would you most like to have? Singing/Dancing like Beyoncé
What’s a cause or purpose you deeply believe in? Since my life is dedicated to fighting sex trafficking and achieving full gender equality – a world free from sexual violence and exploitation of women, I’ll go with that one 🙂
What is your favorite family tradition? I grew up going to Martha’s Vineyard every summer with my parents and sisters. I love bringing my boys there and seeing how connected they feel to the Island also. And despite my fear of skiing, I love ski trips with my husband and kids.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I don’t know but I think I curse too much in front of my kids
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’ve been both sky diving and bungee jumping in Australia/New Zealand! Or that I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 6 years old.
If you weren’t doing what you are today, what might your career path have been? A journalist or working in politics
Are you a morning person, or a night owl? How does sleep fit into your life? Morning person. I pass out by 10:30 most nights after my kids extensive bedtime routine
What thing has surprised you most about being in the suburbs? I love it! I was born in Brooklyn and lived in either Brooklyn or Manhattan for 30 years (only leaving for my 4 years of college in Boston). I never thought I would be anything other than a city person. But I love the calm and quiet of Westport. I love being near the beach, and am so grateful for the close friends I’ve made here. I have also been so lucky to work with my fellow Westport mamas and friends to start “No Stone Unturned” which organizes charity shopping events in town. It’s been such a fun and rewarding outlet!
What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Snuggle my puppy
Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Who are your heroes in real life? My real life heroes are the survivors that I work with and Gloria Steinem and Ashley Judd.

QUICK THIS OR THAT:
At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? Popcorn for sure
Cook or order in? Cook in Westport. Order in in NYC
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? Iced coffee
Beach or Mountains? Both!
Glass Half Full or Half Empty? I try to be half full
Sauce on the Side or Sauce on Top? On the side
Crunchy or Smooth Peanut Butter? Crunchy
Guacamole or Salsa? Guac
Attend a Party or Host a Party? Attend
Call a friend or text a friend? Text
Vacation or staycation? Vaca
Before bed: Social media or book/TV? TV usually
Watch or play sports? Watch
Stay in or go out? Go out in summer – stay in in winter
Comedy or Drama? Comedy these days but both

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