Jamie Tworkowski

Jamie Tworkowski

 Cocoa, Florida, USA
BandComedy

Jamie is the founder of the non-profit, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). TWLOHA is dedicated to helping those who suffer from depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicidal tendencies find hope, support, and love. He reminds people "You are not alone and this is not the end of your story."

Biography

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA began in 2006 as Tworkowski's attempt to help a friend and tell a story. He posted a blog on MySpace and began selling t-shirts as a way to pay for his friend's treatment. Sparked by the support of bands such as Switchfoot, Anberlin, and Paramore, the t-shirts quickly became something of a phenomenon within the music realm. Three years later, TWLOHA now has the largest online audience of any non-profit on MySpace and Facebook, with over 700,000 followers. The TWLOHA team has responded to over 150,000 messages from more than 100 countries, in addition to investing $700,000 directly to treatment and recovery.

Tworkowski has been interviewed by the NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, Rolling Stone, and SPIN Magazine, and his TWLOHA blog is one of the most-read blogs on MySpace. Tworkowski speaks frequently, bringing a message of hope and community to audiences at universities and concerts throughout the US and as far away as Australia and the United Kingdom.