Jessica is a queer mom of two incredible kids! As a community organizer for most of her adult life, she has worked on countless campaigns and initiatives, focused mainly on LBGTQ issues, anti-racism work, reproductive health, gun violence prevention, and mental health. She is the founder of Social Justice Storytime; their mission is to promote an inclusive community by creating a nurturing space for children and families to learn and discuss contemporary issues through children’s literature.
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August 29, 2019
I was raised by my mother, grandmother, and three uncles. My dad was not in my life until I was a teenager because he was an alcoholic. But as soon as he was sober, I saw him every Sunday, talked to him all the time, and immediately knew that he loved me and had my back, unconditionally. I was his only child but my mother had another daughter, ten years younger than me, who my dad treated just like his own. My sister called him Daddy Bill when she started to talk. I moved to North Carolina for college and I was sitting in a bar in Greensboro, watching the Steelers game, of course. An older...