inspiration & selfhood

Don’t be afraid to fail.

by Jessica Faye Hinton on April 17, 2015

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” I learned this week that I am an honoree in the Impact category of Blogher’s Voices of the Year. I received this honor for the essay I wrote for the Washington Post on talking to my then four-year old about police. I’ve mentioned this great […]


It’s Not Your Job to Make Everyone Happy

by Jessica Faye Hinton on March 2, 2015

To the woman (or man) trying to make everyone else happy: This is not your job. It’s not your job to make everyone happy. It’s not your job to live a life that everyone will connect with, understand, or get. It’s not your job to worry so much about how everyone else feels that you […]


Forget Yesterday. Wear What Feels Good Today.

by Jessica Faye Hinton on February 13, 2015

  Forget yesterday. It has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow. You haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes, and your heart to a truly precious gift; today. I have been meaning to write here more often about how I writing more often. But I have not found the time to say these words. Or […]


If it’s important to you

by Jessica Faye Hinton on January 22, 2015

You know the saying, “If it’s important to you, you will find the time”? It’s true. If something is important to you, you will make time to do it. I want to do a lot of things. I want to write more on this blog and elsewhere. I want to exercise everyday, eat healthy everyday, […]


Happy New Year

by Jessica Faye Hinton on January 5, 2015

Over breakfast this morning, my older daughter had a pink spoon. A pink spoon with raised shapes on the handle. That pink spoon wasn’t all that special. But this morning it became “all that special” because her littler sister didn’t have the same one. “My spoon is pink,” said my oldest out loud, looking at […]