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 for murder. 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/ or transitioning out of active addiction.
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.
This is a 2007 mug shot of Jessica
Wife, mother, 10 years sober, saved by amazing grace