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Making Jewelry From Scraps of Detroit Graffiti

While living near a women’s shelter in Detroit, Michigan, Amy Peterson felt moved to do something to help her neighbors. Her inspiration turned into Rebel Nell, a social enterprise dedicated to employing, educating and empowering women transitioning out of homeless shelter living. The organization hires women to work as designers, creating jewelry from locally fallen Detroit graffiti. For the women, it’s a chance to believe in themselves again as they give new life to a discarded piece of their own city.  

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