We had the good fortune of connecting with Taryn Holm and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taryn, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I know it sounds cheesy, but the most important factor behind the success of Jewelz for Daddy is having a customer smile at our product. The main reason I created this small business was to make anyone with an earlobe feel confident, loved, and empowered by themselves wearing their newest bling. In today’s society, there are thousands of negative beauty standards that drive people, specifically women, to question their bodies, beauty, and self-worth. The success of Jewelz for Daddy is to achieve a brand that is authentic, empowering, and makes anyone feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Aside from Jewelz for Daddy, I am a future graduate student and will be studying mental health counseling this upcoming fall! I have a strong passion for working with adolescent women, specifically surrounding mental health education and support. My passion for mental health has also influenced my small business. Jewelz for Daddy is rooted in empowerment, uplifting others, and social justice. I love sharing body positive posts, mental health awareness information, and current issues in the world. It is important to have a platform where people can also educate themselves, on top of shopping for jewelry. I am so excited for my journey with graduate school and becoming a mental health counselor, and continuing to shape Jewelz for Daddy to become an inclusive and authentic jewelry brand.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is an incredible city. I personally love exploring new areas. I absolutely love thrift shopping and going through local boutiques. I am also a cheese connoisseur and am always on the hunt for a new Italian restaurant with delicious wine and pasta. I would take my friend to Little Italy, Encinitas and North Park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The humans that deserve a HUGE shoutout and have helped Jewelz for Daddy succeed as a small business are my best friends. My best friends are family. They have helped me grow into the person I am today, influenced me to be my utterly weird self, and have supported me through life struggles and adventures. To each of my best friends, THANK YOU for continuing to be a positive energy and light in my life, I adore you.