Jessica has always had a heart for outreach and local missions. She won state awards for the arts, female vocalist, and writing. At the age of 15 things took a turn and after battling through self-harm, addiction, and sexual abuse & exploitation she was able to rise from the ashes.
Her abuser is now serving a life sentence in prison.. Her markings were covered in 2016. Soon after ARI began to reach survivors of not only trafficking but former gang members, domestic violence survivors, former self-harmers, recovered addicts, and other forms of trauma and abuse wherever there is a need (based in Georgia but services outside the state as well)
Jessica is a board member of the Alliance of Survivor Care and an active volunteer with local non-profits who work with individuals in the sex industry and that are transitioning out of active addiction. Jessica serves on several advisory boards as a survivor's voice and also work with the US Attorney's Office PSN and local court systems to provide tattoo removals for former gang members or individuals needing removal/covers from previous life markings to provide hope, healing, and a positive future
Through her story and heart for the hurting, Jessica hopes to be a beacon of hope to those she serves. She is a firm believer in allowing voices of survivors to be heard and no longer silenced.
Outside of ministry/outreach: Jessica is an Atlanta native, who enjoys time with her family. She is the wife of a first responder and she is a mother. She is the author of a large food blog, the business owner of TLWB and an art and music enthusiast.