We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica M. Jolivette M.Ed. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jessica M., we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
By the end of my career, I would like to leave an impression on my students, inspiring them to grow and truly go after what they want in life. I want to use my S.P.E.A.K.™️ platform to travel the world to encouraging people through my public speaking and the sale of my apparel who have experienced negativity in life to share their story, encourage others, and seek out the good even in the worst of situations.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I consider myself an artist because I create. i think what sets me apart from others is the fact that I lay everything out. i share my life experiences, take key moments of self development and compose them into books. I think speak about those experiences to encourage others. What I have learned is the importance of believing in yourself and going hard for what you believe no matter what!

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I absolutely love my city. The City if Houston is so huge, yet so small. Being a kind of artsy type of girl, I definitely enjoy the Woodlands area and the murals in downtown Houston. In addition to beautiful landscapes of nature, the culture of the city is rich within these areas. I believe especially, the murals are a place to reflect, have fun, learn a little history, and take amazing photos. I cant forget University of Houston. Being that I am an alumni there, I have a special nostalgic feeling when visiting. The campuses landscapes is amazing.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I feel that my church family, especially under the direction of my Pastor, Keion Henderson of The Lighthouse Church, have helped me evolve. His transparency and tell it like it is attitude has taught me to go after want, and truly believe in myself.

Instagram: Jaymarie_itsme,  s.p.e.a.k._ withjaytheauthor
Facebook: Jessica Marie MEd
Youtube: S.P.E.A.K.’n With Jay The Author

Image Credits
Larance Photography-Quailyn Scott