Author, Speaker and Marketer for Nature and the Animals
Hi, my name is Jess.
I envision a world of healthy choices and opportunities for all animals, humans included.
One with no more child labor, sweatshops, animal abuse and testing, dangerous pandemics and harmful pesticides, GMOs and chemicals on the foods, clothes, meds and products we consume.
And a world without poverty and war.
I want to help create a kinder, healthier and abundant world for all life on Earth.
Do I believe in fairy dust? Absolutely.
But I also believe in the power of people and our ability to create change together.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created by all 193 United Nation Member States in 2015 to help improve the many global challenges we face today. A 15-year plan was set to achieve all 17 goals. From combating poverty, to illiteracy, climate change and inequality to restoring biodiversity, clean water and sanitation, economic growth, affordable energy, etc.
Many achievements have been made, but the work in local and national governments is very slow and so it is our responsibility as caring individuals to step up and help out.
We, the people, have the power to reach these goals through our businesses, volunteering, giving back, spreading awareness, etc.
Since saving species is at the heart of Jess’ mission, she’s passionately committed to reaching these three goals:
- #13 Climate action
- #14: Life below water
- #15: Life on land
Because if we don’t get these right, we — as a human animal species — will become extinct and then nothing else matters.
Nothing. Else. Matters.
What Else Drives Me
I especially enjoy spending time with my family, eating food from my garden and being one with nature in the forest with my labrador.
I’m a marketing strategist by trade and am currently teaching animal-saving visionary leaders about ethical marketing practices through the company I founded in 2018: Ethical Brand Marketing. As a voice talent, I also use my voice to carry out their message.
Oh, and I’m also an author.
I believe life is too short, so we should be doing what we love. And I love writing.
What sparked my desire to become an author? Really, it’s a 3-fold answer.
They raised me to respect nature and animals.
After they passed, I realized I wanted to make more of an impact and inspire others to do the same because right now, we’re destroying all that we need to be able to not only thrive on this planet, but also to survive.
SOUTH AFRICA (MOTHER NATURE)
My mom died on the same day I arrived in South Africa to begin THE most transformative trip of my life.
She didn’t want a funeral, and so I stayed in South Africa and allowed the beauty and magic of raw nature help me heal.
On the plane back home, I wrote a blog post about being in Africa while grieving and published it in The Huff Post.
Then I read a book about creativity — Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (affiliate link) — and felt inspired to write about my grief in Africa.
After several months of sitting with this idea and spending time with my terminally-ill dad, I felt even more connected with nature and realized I wanted to write something different.
So, I started to write for preteens to show them they have the power and influence to change the world. My dad passed away shortly thereafter and then it became very clear to me why I was on this beautiful Earth:
To save as many animals as humanly possible by promoting a deep ecological philosophy that all life matters.
Which lead me to …
… writing an eco-fantasy middle-grade series.
Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest was published as an ebook in April 24: World Day for Laboratory Animals.
When you read it, you’ll know why I chose that date. And you’ll get to meet the main character, Lily Bowers.
But first, let’s get to know my own daughter, Leandra.
Leandra, is a very observant and intuitive child.
And so, I created Lily Bowers in her image.
As a baby, Leandra enjoyed just watching her surroundings and has always easily felt the emotions of others.
In the business world, being sensitive or an empath is often seen as a deficit or weak — but in reality, it’s what makes us caring, loving and human.
We need more sensitivity and observation in this world. More caring, mindfulness, and love.
And more compassionate leaders running over governments and corporations.
We need more humans like Lily Bowers.
“When we respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of, we’re at peace with ourselves.
When we’re at peace with ourselves, we’re at peace with others.
When we’re at peace with others, we’ll have world peace.”