Meet Jaz O'Hara

January 08, 2021

Say hello to Jaz O'hara; female activist, founder of Worldwide Tribe and the face behind our upcoming collection.

London-born and known for the work she does to share stories of migration and raise awareness of refugee causes around the world, we are super excited to have Jaz channelling good vibes only in our new Protection Collection. 

In between messing around on reels, and obsessing over her jewellery stacks, we got a chance to catch up with Jaz at the photoshoot and here's what we found out.

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When do you feel your best?

I feel my best around the dinner table at my mum and dad's house, when all my siblings are there. I'm the eldest of eight kids, so it's pretty rare and special when we're all together.

What was your biggest achievement of 2020?

My biggest achievement of 2020 is Season Three of @TheWorldwideTribe podcast. I interviewed some of my biggest heroes and people I really admire...and shared stories that are super important. Being featured on Apple Podcast's 'New and Noteworthy' and reviewed in the Guardian were real highlights, and I feel proud to have shed light on stories of migration that I feel people really need to know about.

Do you like to wear jewellery with meaning?

I always wear loads of jewellery that I have collected on travels all over the world. Every bit holds memories and meanings.

How do you stay positive?

By zooming in on the little details. The beautiful moments. Whether it be a passing conversation with a stranger, the taste of something delicious, the way the sun comes through the clouds, any of those things. There is so much in the little, every day moments that make me happy.

What’s your goal for 2021?

I have so many..both personally and work-wise that I don't know where to start! I love to reflect at the end of a year, and set new goals and dreams and plans. One dream that is both personal and work-related, is that I would love to take my foster brother Mez back to Ethiopia, to be reunited with his brother who lives in a refugee camp there. They haven't seen each other in six years and I would like to document their story to highlight our limiting and cruel rules around family reunification in the UK.

 Jaz O'Hara protection self care

One self-care tip you recommend?

Morning pages. It's a daily ritual of physically writing down three pages of whatever words come to you, as soon as you wake up. No rules, you can write anything that comes to mind. It gets all my thoughts, blocks and self-criticisms onto paper and out of my head and sets me up with clarity for the rest of the day.

What’s your favourite kind of jewellery?

Big, chunky jewellery from far-flung lands - with a story

Golden girl or silver siren?

Usually silver.

What’s your important reminder for all women around the world?

Be kind to yourself. Speak to yourself how you would speak to your best friends. The impossible standards that we hold ourselves to get us nowhere.

Who is your idol?

My mum. Eight kids later...she has showed me that love is infinite.