Welcome to Jesstopia!

Welcome to my sanctuary, a sacred space where I share light and loveliness — as well as a few shadows — through the literary arts. On this site, you can learn more about me, immerse yourself in some of my ideas, and connect with me to share feedback, ask a...
Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

It’s always nice to find out that you’re not alone. This recent article helped me to feel this way by revealing how women face discrimination because of our voices. I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I have a little girl voice (always by older men). In...
How to Thrive When Your Boss is a Narcissist

How to Thrive When Your Boss is a Narcissist

Have you ever worked for a narcissist? It’s hard to feel like you’re making a meaningful contribution when your coworker, supervisor, or leader takes credit for your work, puts you down, and does whatever they can to draw attention to themselves regardless of the...
How to Sell Yourself without Selling Out

How to Sell Yourself without Selling Out

I hate talking about myself. When I’m asked to share even superficial details about my life, I feel my fists (and teeth) clenching as my gaze drops to the floor. I guess people think something about me is interesting – and I’m flattered, really I am – yet, I can’t...

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