From Abuse To Homelessness To Fame, Singer Jewel Now Supports Workplace Mental Health
“Singer/songwriter Jewel is working to help employers invest in their Human Capital in a more meaningful way by solving pain points for employees. I had a chance to sit down with the recording artist and ask her about her journey from abuse and homelessness to musical fame and workplace mental health advocacy—which has personal roots, penned in her best-selling memoir, Never Broken.
Growing up with no running water on an Alaskan homestead where she was indoors for eight months out of the year, Jewel knows about isolation. Her parents had a show in hotels for tourists, and she grew up singing cover songs in bars. “When I started having high anxiety around eight or nine, I saw people in bars drinking, trying to outrun their pain,” Jewel said. “And I saw it never worked and made a promise to myself to learn to handle the pain as it came.” After moving out of an abusive household at 15, Jewel was homeless by age 18, hitchhiking across the country and learning to play the guitar so she could street sing along the way, learning to shoplift as a way to handle stress, anxiety and trauma…”
Read the full article on Forbes HERE.