Hi there, I'm Jessica

I’m Jessica, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m the author of Imperfect Courage and Founder of the socially conscious fashion brand Noonday Collection. Over the years, I’ve met so many women who are letting their fears sideline them. I have been there, too—and that’s why I wrote this book. In Imperfect Courage, I take you by the hand and lead you through your fears toward the life of impact and meaning you were made for. Ready to join me?

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  • Three nights asking one another: 1️⃣ How are you crushing it as a parent individually with Amelie, Holden, and Jack? Where is there opportunity? How can I support you in that?  2️⃣ Where are we crushing it in our marriage physically, spiritually and emotionally? Where is there opportunity to grow? What can we do about that? 3️⃣ How are we doing at leaning into our values of generosity, stewardship, diversity, adventure, hospitality, and creating opportunity for others? ♥️❤️❤️♥️ I already told him a thought I regularly have at the dinner table and had never said out loud. He took it in and we laughed. It’s beautiful and breadth taking that after 16 years there are still layers of knowing and being known by one another. ❤️♥️❤️♥️
❤️ It has been a hellava year! We are handing our hearts over to one another afresh this weekend.... recalling that on the other side of vulnerability is freedom. And on the other side of Texas is a land called Mexico that always manages to center our souls!
  • Is there anything more relaxing than sitting on the pot with a good book? I mean, let’s face it, when you mom hard it’s pretty much the only true escape. This is why I DIED when an Imperfect Courage reader sent me this photo. The reader is deep in the middle of potty training and her little toddler is learning this “sit on the potty with a good book” trick early... apparently with Imperfect Courage. May your weekend be this relaxing!
  • Hey working moms! 👋 (Keep reading for a giveaway!) I see you and I know this time of year is where you are feeling the MOST UNDER IT. School parties, work parties, family visiting, traveling, shopping, decorating, baking, cleaning, wrapping. So many “-ings”. I’m exhausted just listing them all. 😅  So if you’re looking to head into this season and the new year with intention and a fresh start, my conversation with STRETCHED TOO THIN author @jessicanturner on the #GoingScaredPodcast this week is going to refresh you. We’re getting super practical with how we can balance it all and make room for joy in your life. 🙌  I also want to hook you up with some good reading that goes even deeper on being a working mom, plus some gorgeous @noondaycollection! I’m giving away a copy of Jessica’s book, a copy of #ImperfectCourage and a $100 gift card to Noonday Collection. ⚡️To enter:
1️⃣Follow @jessicanturner @noondaycollection and me. 
2️⃣Tag a momma below who is doing ALL THE THINGS and let her know you see her.
  • Stop your scroll if you want to get your hands on this beloved vintage bag I brought back from a Marrakech souk AND if you want to disrupt the modern day slave trade! I've found there are a few ways to react to injustice in the world:
1️⃣ You can get overwhelmed by it, wrap yourself in bubble wrap and act like it's not happening.
2️⃣ You can get mad about how other people or organizations are fighting injustice or using funds and become jaded into inaction.
3️⃣ You can see something wrong and take the first step toward action. Not the 10th step, not feeling like you have to start an organization or non-profit (although for some of you that may be your path - let's chat!), but the FIRST step. 🏃🏿‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ One first step you can take is to join with me to raise money for @ijm . Click on the link in my profile, donate what you can and you will be entered to win. You guys have already donated $2,000 and my goal is $8,000. THANK YOU!
  • This holiday season: eat healthy, move your body, limit your alcohol, drink your water and challenge your perfectionistic thinking! You were not created by a Russian scientist! This is probably one of my favorite requotes in #ImperfectCourage by the person who makes me laugh harder than anyone! #mondaymotivation #tinafey
  • Cue all the tears this first Sunday of Advent. While singing the words “God, you came! I knew that you would come!” at church beside Rachel this morning, I couldn’t help but jump up and down (probably doesn’t surprise you). If you read Imperfect Courage, then you know my friend Rachel! She was born in Rwanda with a tumor behind her eye. At 12 years old, a doctor performed a botched surgery and soon her situation worsened. Rachel began to experience constant, agonizing pain in her head—such pain that she would cry all night and all day. She lost vision in one eye. Most frightening, the skin around her bone graph began to split so that the bone showed through, and soon the large wound became infected. The smell from the infection was so bad that people wouldn’t come near her. She was ostracized by everyone but her family. Her only solace became hanging out in a tree by herself, hiding in the dark all day until her deformity became less visible in the night. Rachel said she would spend hours in the tree, praying for God to help her. 🐛🦋
And God did! Two years following the infection, through the advocacy of @africanewlife , an opportunity arose for Rachel to travel to Austin to receive life altering surgery! One of my best friends, Dee, and her family fostered her, nursed her and cared for her like Rachel was their own for 1.5 years! Dee is a nurse AND lived within blocks of the medical center. Our community wrapped our arms around my friends and Rachel until she could head back to her family in Rwanda. 🐛🦋
She is no longer in pain! She is no longer hiding in a tree! She is back in school in Kigali.... and while there are many years of trauma to undo, the healing has begun. She is back in Austin for a couple of months and our community is celebrating God’s faithfulness... and Rachel’s resilience. #imperfectcourage
  • Saturday plans 🙋🏼‍♀️. Seriously, though, did Jeff Bezos know he was going to become the worldwide Santa? (Quote: @notyouraveragefirstlady )
  • My mama is love in motion. ❤️ I have never witnessed more that love is a verb than in how she has been serving my dad during sickness. From keeping up with his pills to making him daily lunches to moving them into a one story house and hanging all the paintings, her love has been in constant motion the last few months. 🏃🏻‍♀️ She is the soft blanket wrapped around our family’s lives. Empathetic, peaceful, fiercely faithful, and also a whole lot of fun! I mean, she collects Santas and loves her robes, and only recently got rid of the doll house she handmade me when I was a kid. 👩‍👧On top of all that, she manages to be my own in house style expert which is why she takes me shopping every year for my bday (though I adulted for the first time last night and grabbed the dinner bill!). 👠👖👚To the mama who birthed me— thank you for being you. Here is to many, many more bday trips.
  • When I think of going scared, @shuronda_robinson’s story is at the top of the list. Before she started a booming communications, PR and coaching business, she was broke without any job prospects. When a potential client asked her to come to New York for a pitch, she had literally $35 in her pocket and every cent of that went to the taxi ride on the way to the hotel. But she knew what she wanted and when opportunity knocked, she was ready. 💪  In continuing with our Starters Series on the #GoingScaredPodcast, her life is a masterclass in making dreams happen - both for herself and others. ✨🙌 Shuronda has a deep wisdom cut from experience, and now leads other organizations to find clarity that align with their deepest desires and convictions. I loved this conversation. Give it a listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 🎧

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