See The Change Podcast Episode 7, Part 1 with Jenn Harper.
Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics, a digitally native direct-to-consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of a circular economy in the brand’s ethos and in developing their latest line of products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry – Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty.
In the first part of our conversation we deep dive into the experiences that shaped her; from unlearning colonial shame, growing through trauma, and how reconnecting with her family’s history continues to inspire her business.
Connect with Cheekbone Beauty
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports: http://nctr.ca/reports2.php
In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to Survivors, communities and others affected by the Residential School system. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the heart of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society: https://fncaringsociety.com/
The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.
Recommended reading from Jenn: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
Produced by Tanya Ayala
Music by Charles the Emperor