My name is Jessica. I am a writer, mother, dreamer, graphic designer, social media strategist, editor, and lover of beautiful things. I have been blogging since 2010, curating a wide range of content on everything from motherhood, photography, writing, food, and everything in between! Though, my background is in academia. I hold a Masters of Arts in English from Emory University and a Bachelors of Arts in English and Communication from University of Maryland, College Park. After graduation, I did everything from technical writing, mentoring, editing, and graphic design.
“I believe in the power of stories and and place a high value on authenticity. I think we all have a story to tell if we are only so brave to tell it.”
My essays and articles on motherhood, parenting, and social issues have appeared on places, such as Baltimore’s Child, The African American Review, Azizah Magazine, BlogHer, The Washington Post, xoJane, Babble, Baby Gizmo, Early Mama, The Huffington Post, and Mommy Noire. In my writings, I tell stories. And whether coaching, editing, or managing, I help my clients (big and small) do the same, or to tell their stories on- and offline in meaningful ways to grow their businesses, hone their voices, craft their identities, and build trusted brands.
In 2014, I was a cast member of the DC Listen to Your Mother show. And in 2015, an essay I wrote for The Washington Post online on talking to my, then, four-year old about police went viral and led to a Television Interview for ABC Australia, inclusion in the Sunday paper Outlook section, and the honor of Voices of the Year in the Impact Category by BlogHer. I’m currently writing a novel, to be released in 2017. To get to know more about me, check out my blog. Or, come find me and say “hello” on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. I can also be reached by email to email@example.com.