Hi, my name is Jess, and I love a good story. One that pulls you in, breaks your heart a little, and leaves you hopeful. I especially love finding those stories in the common ground between myself and everyone I interact with. Over the last few years, I have found more freedom and peace in my life by facing the confusion and chaos of misunderstanding head on through story-telling.

If you have breath in your lungs, you have value, and I want to cheer you on in discovering it.

My heart behind Her Two Cents stems from the desire to cultivate a space where not only do I air out my thoughts, but where the thoughts of others are given equal attentiveness. If we are going to live in a world claiming freedom of speech, I want to keep my table open for all perspectives, no matter how different they are from my own.

Clearly, I don’t hang out on the surface level of life for very long. I know that your time and mine is valuable. Your story is important to me. I may not understand it, I may not always seem like the girl who would be compassionate–my intensity levels can get way up there when I get on my soapbox about something–but my interest is always going to come back to my passion for people. How can I hear your story and be of help to you right now? That’s the friendship I want to have, even over the internet, so drop me a line and tell me how you found me!

Life is best done together!

What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Faith is the art of holding onto things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.

C.S. Lewis