Jenn Harper has been making a name for Cheekbone Beauty for a number of years. Cheekbone Beauty is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. Throughout her life, Jenn struggled to accept her Indigenous roots. She was estranged from her Indigenous family for much of her child and adult life. After learning about her grandmother’s experience in a residential school, she understood how her family was affected by generational trauma. This drove her to understand and overcome her own struggle with alcoholism.
Today, Jenn works on product development and innovation with the Cheekbone Beauty chemist and sustainability experts to reimagine beauty products, starting with raw ingredients all the way to how all products are packaged.
We sat down with Jenn to dig into her story, her brand’s message, and what drives her forward.