Amy Peterson is associate counsel for the Detroit Tigers and co-founder of Rebel Nell, a jewelry making business started with the sole purpose of employing, educating and empowering disadvantaged women in Detroit. Rebel Nell’s product line starts by repurposing graffiti, an abundant local resource in the Motor City. Graffiti is collected after it has already fallen off of walls. Initially these scraps of graffiti look a little rough on the surface, just like many people’s first impression of Detroit. After some hard work and TLC, the women of Rebel Nell turn that scrap of graffiti into a unique piece of wearable art. Rebel Nell employs disadvantaged women in Detroit, educates them on business and life skills and empowers them to transition to an independent life.
Updated May 2015