Xavier University Speaker Offers Hope to those Struggling

March 13, 2012

Xavier University’s Student Activities Council spring campus lecture will be "To Write Love on Her Arms: An Evening with Jamie Tworkowski.” This event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm in the Cintas Center banquet room.

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit dedicated to offering hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA began in 2006 when he posted a blog on MySpace and began selling t-shirts as a way to pay for a friend's treatment. Now, TWLOHA has the largest online audience of any non-profit on MySpace and Facebook, with over 700,000 followers. TWLOHA has responded to more than 160,000 messages from more than 100 countries, and has invested $850,000 directly in treatment and recovery.

Tworkowski has been interviewed by the NBC Nightly News, CNN, MTV, Rolling Stone, and SPIN Magazine. A film based on the story of Renee Yohe, TWLOHA’s inspiration, is set for release this year. The movie chronicles Yohe’s journey from addiction to redemption and the role played by Tworkowski and TWLOHA. Tworkowski brings 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.

For more information, visit www.xavier.edu/SAC