Jessica and I became friends at a time that I was adjusting to a new part of myself. She became not only a close friend, but a sort of mentor that has shaped me into a better person. She’s not only the most woke yt person I know, but also the most badass strong womyn!
Jessica has a wisdom and grace beyond her years. Even with all the shit that life has thrown her way, she has handled it with a sense of purpose and strength. I’m pleased to present the pictures I’ve taken of Jessica and some quotes that won’t be featured in her video interview.
Jessica’s unique black diamond engagement ring.
“A huge turning point for me, in my engagement, has been that I’m not relying on my partner to validate how good I look anymore. Getting over that has probably made me a lot hotter in my relationship. Just being in possession of yourself and not doing it for your partner.”
“When i was younger I used to be 50,60 pounds heavier in high school and I didn’t have much style because I didn’t think I was allowed to have style.”
“If I’m struggling I’m living. It’s just like everything that I do, for myself or with myself…every change I see is only proof that I’m moving forward.”
“Women are taught that you’re taking something away from someone else if you’re the best version of you. I don’t feel that way anymore and thats been liberating.”
“When you’re not fighting yourself, you’re a lot less likely to pick fights with other people.”
Jessica currently lives in Tallahassee, FL with her partner Dre. She is a writer and is spending the first half of her year in chemotherapy and the second half adjusting to life in remission for a 3rd time.