FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Pep Talk?

Pep Talks are short videos meant to inspire, motivate, comfort, and stimulate. Our Pep Talks offer words of compassion, empathy and validation on a variety of different themes and topics. Our Pep Talks are crowd-sourced from contributors all over the world. We believe in authentic support and encouragement from individuals with real experience. We seek to offer relatable content, and steer clear from Toxic Positivity and similar Self Help trends. Pep is here to help you be your best self.

Is Pep free?

YES! Pep videos are posted for free, so anyone and everyone can share their Pep with the world! Pep will never sell your videos or information. Pep is not part of any corporation. It is a non-profit project, and we accept donations through our Ko-Fi account. 

How do I make a Pep video? 

Pep videos are between 10-30 seconds, and you can make it right on your phone! Speak from your heart, and blast out your best pep talk on any topic. Add your own unique style with costumes, singing, animation, etc. Edit your video until you're happy, and then send it to Pep! Who knows? Your Pep could change-or even save-someone's life! Learn more in our HOW-TO GUIDE.

Where will my video be posted?

Your Pep video may be posted on any or all of our social media streams. We may feature you on our website, or use your video in our advertising. We want to reach as many people with Pep as possible!

Where did the idea for Pep come from?

When Sky (see below) was going through a very dark time, feeling isolated and depressed, she looked to the internet for a source of support. But memes and Ted Talks weren't enough. Sky wanted more. She imagined the difference it could make in her life, and the lives of others, if everyone had instant access to words of inspiration, encouragement and kindness; "Just like, a short lil pep talk or something." and *bam* Pep was a thing. 

Who started Pep?

Pep was founded by Sky Kyo, who currently directs all aspects of Pep, as well as playing the Peppy persona of Limon Ra. Learn more about the whole Pep Team HERE.

 
 

HOW WE ROLL

Pep! is the #1 place on social media for crowd-sourced support & encouragement.

Our videos are careful curated for high-quality content! Our dedicated editors ensure that only Pep-appropriate videos are published, for a seamless stream of inspirational viewing.

Diversity is our first name.

Underrepresented people groups are our first priority. We believe that everyone deserves a voice, and representation makes a difference. We do not discriminate in our efforts to provide Pep! to the world. 

We are raising up communities and individuals, ten seconds at a time.

Our goal is global impact, with Pep Squads in every major city, curating locally-focused content and hosting community-centered events.

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OUR VALUES

Authentic Positivity

We value authenticity in all of our content. All human emotions are valid and important to the human experience. 

Non-Judgmental Inclusivity

We believe that every human being has something encouraging and helpful to say to others, and we do not discriminate based on race, age, class, gender, ability, religion, or any other factor in choosing our content.

Absolute Integrity

We maintain a singular vision: to share Pep with the world. All decisions made by Pep are designed to support this vision and the welfare of the Pep Team members. 

Respect for Humanity

We believe that individuals work best when having fun, and engaging in work they skilled at, enjoy, and believe in. The health, happiness and overall welfare of each Pep Team member will always be prioritized above any other Pep commitment. 

Relational Synergy

We value relationships--between team members, with our contributors, with our sponsors, etc., because we believe that combined imagination, skills and experiences are exponentially more powerful than each individual. We design and expect each relationship to be a win-win situation for everyone involved. 

THE PEP TEAM

Sky Kyo | Founder & Director

Sky takes incredible joy in seeing Pep have a positive impact in the lives of individuals and communities.

She draws from a dynamic foundation of design, advertising, public speaking, teaching, event planning, community development, volunteer work, team leadership and performance experience in her direction of Pep.

 

Sky drinks a lot of coffee while planning Pep's global impact. Her motto is Semper Disco; always learning.