TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. TWLOHA began in 2006 as a written story and Jamie’s attempt to help one friend. Since that time, the TWLOHA team has responded to 200,000 messages from people in 100 countries, and given more than two million dollars to treatment and recovery.
Jamie spends much of his time on the road, telling the TWLOHA story and bringing a message of hope to audiences at universities, concerts and conferences across America. His work has taken him to Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and Iraq. Jamie has been interviewed by CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone Magazine. A proud uncle, Jamie is also a lifelong surfer, basketball fan, and music lover. He lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
Aaron Moore is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the founder of Solace Counseling in Orlando, Florida. He has worked with TWLOHA since 2006 as a speaker and adviser, sharing the message of hope and recovery internationally. He helped launch the TWLOHA Move Community Conference, serving as the primary speaker, creating content aimed at helping attendees gain a better understanding of difficult topics like addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide prevention. Since mental health carries so much stigma and shame, Aaron is passionate about helping communities face these issues with honesty and compassion.As a counselor, Aaron works with struggles such as trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety. He is passionate about helping individuals find hope and relief from past traumas and pain. He is a yoga instructor (RYT-200), utilizing yoga, mindfulness, and breath work to aid in healing and recovery, as well as in maintaining a healthy life balance. Aaron engages audiences in an honest discussion of life, difficulty, recovery, and healing.
Chad Moses has worked for To Write Love on Her Arms since 2008, primarily serving as Music & Events Coordinator. Over the years, he has traveled thousands of miles to represent TWLOHA at hundreds of events. When he’s not finding creative ways to collaborate with musicians, festivals, and entertainment companies, Chad speaks at music venues and on college campuses. His writing is often featured on the TWLOHA blog.As a Resident Advisor at the University of Virginia, Chad was equipped with ways to care for peers struggling with isolation and mental illness; but he never imagined that he would wind up needing the help he was trained to offer. Chad’s personal story involves depression, self-injury, and substance abuse, but it also involves healing and hope. It’s a story that serves as a launching point for confronting the college-specific stigma surrounding mental health, identity, community.