We have discovered an inspiring social initiative in Detroit called Rebel Nell. It is a jewelry atelier run by women. They produce jewelry made of pieces of old graffitis at walls in the city.
The goal of Rebel Nell is to help women transition from a life of dependence to one of self-reliance. They empower and employ women from shelters in Detroit and teach them how to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from locally sources materials. They also give them literacy clases, legal aid (to recover their driving licenses) and support with their kids.
Rebellin against what society has handed them, these women are overcoming barriers through the fruits of their own labor.