Episode 167 | THE LOVE IS PROJECT + PAYING IT FORWARD
In episode 167, Kestrel welcomes Chrissie Lam, the founder of the Love Is Project, to the show. Connecting people around the world through a universal message of LOVE, the Love Is Project empowers artisan communities through an ethical supply chain.
“There’s sometimes a lot of negative media and portrayals of people, and I wanted to show the positivity and humanize people. And I think the word love is very universal and it connects people.”
-Chrissie Lam, Founder of Love Is Project
LOVE IS PROJECT
On this week’s show, Chrissie shares more on her past adventures, and how she came up with this random idea to ask people what love means to them while on a flight to Russia. This led her to continue asking this question to strangers all over the world throughout her travels.
Chrissie also shares more on how quickly the Love Is Project has evolved since the beginning. After starting in Kenya almost 5 years ago, the brand has now grown through their “pay it forward” social enterprise model, to be working with artisans in 10 different countries.
Additionally, Chrissie shares more background on her new book, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
It Gets Better, organization that the Love Is Project has partnered with
Stoneman Douglas High School, Love Is Project has partnered with them
“Love is proportional to your will.” -an answer Chrissie got from a girl in North Siberia, early in asking the question throughout her travels
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