I’m Jessica Simien (but you can call me Jess) and I own and operate my self-titled website. JessicaSimien.com is a lifestyle blog catered to young, enterprising women with interests of all sorts. You’ll find articles about my life, hair and makeup, entrepreneurship, do-it-yourself projects, spirituality, food and much more. In addition to blogging, I also own and operate Simien Media Group, a public relations and media agency, and it’s nonprofit branch, Inspire Media Institute. Right before I finished my master’s degree, I became really anxious about finding a job in my field and I wrote a rant to express my feelings about college. After receiving so much positive feedback from it, I decided to write more…and more…and more. I started to realize that blogging was helping me stay sharp on all the media and mass communication trends so it was a hobby with benefits. After working with The Jasmine Brand, I knew I could make blogging a career. Two years later, I took a leap of faith and quit my job to pursue my dreams.