Since I started M2M Gifts™ in 2017, I've noticed that almost every commencement season, I share my valedictorian story. I used to not. In fact, I remember a conversation I had with an amazingly accomplished friend in academia about this whole topic of unapologetically owning your awesomeness (who will be so mad at me for dropping her name so I won't - THE IRONY).
I've asked myself these questions a lot as I've grown M2M Gifts: How do I not cheapen and commodify people's pain and trauma with this unique business model? How do I offset the potential undermining of someone's pain, through a product that achieves a greater good?