DC

SOBER Jewelry Collab w/ Love, Lori Michelle!

I'm excited to share the details of my collaboration with Love, Lori Michelle, a DC-based 3D jewelry designer (and friend of mine).  We've teamed up together to bring you The Sobriety Collective's own line of jewelry!  

Feel the centering power and gravity of your recovery with a gorgeous, stainless steel SOBER necklace and/or key chain.  Both have "The Sobriety Collective" imprinted on the back.


SOBER Necklace: 
$50

SOBER Keychain:
$40

Model: Laura Silverman of The Sobriety Collective (aka yours truly)
Photographer: Lori Steenhoek of Love, Lori Michelle


Look Hot | Do Good™ is the spirit of this partnership.

 Of course, you'll be supporting a DC artist and her magic (Lori), The Sobriety Collective and my mission, but the pièce de résistance is that 10% of each sale will go to a "mutual fund" of addiction recovery and mental health nonprofits.  Said fund is comprised of organizations large (national/international) and small (local/indie).  I'm proud to announce the members of the "fund":

 

McShin Foundation

Mental Health America

Shatterproof

Sober Unicorn

Stigma Fighters


#IAMSHATTERPROOF (pt. 1)

Wow, you guys.

I was *the* #2 fundraiser in all of Washington, D.C.  With YOUR help, I raised $2,001!  Kind of a perfect number, actually--HS graduating class of 2001, baby! I had the most donors out of all participants (36) and helped shatter the stigma of addiction on Friday, September 25 in Washington, D.C. as I rappelled off Lafayette Tower.  This is something I hope to continue doing every day (um, shattering the stigma, not rapelling off 12 story buildings.  Just sayin ;)

Recovery is possible.  It's amazing!  And it's real.

None of this would have happened had it not been for the bravery of Gary Mendell, founder of Shatterproof.  Gary's son Brian lost his battle with addiction on October 20, 2011.  Something that would truly shatter most parents, friends, siblings, spouses instead took on a transformation--tragedy turned into hope.  I am so honored to now be a part of the Shatterproof family and to have met the man himself.  

That's us.  Just hanging out pre-rappel;)

That's us.  Just hanging out pre-rappel;)

And yep, that's a nifty GoPro camera mounted on my helmet.  There's video!  In my adrenaline fear/excitement and just general OMG-ness, I totally forgot to thank someone who's been a wonderful and amazing presence in my life the past 1.5 years: my BF, Whitney.  Thank you for all your support and love, W <3.  

In no particular order, I'm going to thank my donors.  Cuz, you know, I do what I want ;)

IRL donors:

Mama and Papa
Whitney
Whitney's mom
Dana, top donor and new friend!
Gwen, breast cancer crusader and friend of my late Aunt Jane
Sarah, BFF
My cousins Melanie and Lisa
Aunt Linda
Stacy and Tim, gym buddies
The Dr. Cocolis Fam
2nd Cousin Jeff
Jill, my 9th grade science teacher
Jen and Jenny, HS friends
Jackie, Avon 39 BFF
Krystal, Karen, Jenn, and Scott--former colleagues

And now, from the #RecoveryFriendlyWeb:

@KLENandSOBR
@djfmdotcom
@danthestoryman
@annabdavid
@nlcarr
Karen from @narconon
@peterg323
@ivanagrahovac1
@28daysmore
@virtuallynadine
Matt from @therealedition
Mike Smith from @surrenderfriday
MOI aka @wearesober (of course I donated to such a great cause!)

Stay tuned for pt. 2...photos of me and my Mama, video of the descent, and more.

Love,
Laura