Can fashion have a purpose? Just ask Jessica of Jewelry for a Cause. She’s running a revolutionary Jewelry company that devotes itself to pulling guns off the streets and turning them into beautiful jewelry that starts conversations about how we can all work to reduce gun violence and restore our communities.
This is a MUST LISTEN interview – I was nearly moved to tears at several points with the moving stories Jessica shared.
What’s more – Jessica sets an example for all of us about how to lead a movement in which we listen to the communities we serve and do what is best for them – all while running a highly sucessful business that raises awareness – or as Jessica might say – raises the caliber. The caliber of our conversations, our service, and the caliber of our social impact.
- Most Influential Book: Half the Sky
- Advice: Listen – listen to the people you are serving.
- Unique advantage of social entrepreneurs: You have a personal connection and story, so this is a special advantage for getting people involved in your cause.
- How to change the world?: Do what you say you’re going to do – just be nicer to each other, smile at somebody – if you just start there, and help restore the breakdown in the way we treat each other, this can go a long way.