Who am I?


I am a thirty-something artist.  All I really know how to do and do well is listen and create, so that is what I do, over and over again.


Who am i?

I am the singer who cannot sing
words caught somewhere between my mind and my throat
trapped in the prison of my being
desperate to escape
desperate to express themselves
A tone deaf lyricist who yearns to be heard
who is destined to revolutionize
inspire and catalyze the generations yet to come.
I am the artist who cannot paint
and not for wanting, filled to the brim with genius
but whose colors always come out brown.
The owner of canvas, and easels,
oils and paints
charcoal and sketch pads empty and stacked in a corner.
With art spilling from my fingertips leaving stains on my keyboard
and remnants of me on everything I touch.
I am the actor too absorbed in herself to portray a character.
Like a genie to his master
I am a slave to the written word.
I am a poet.
I am communication.
I am yearning
I am the said and the unsaid.
The thought and the plight.
I am the the circle with no beginning
a walking contradiction
synecdoche of being…
I am life.
I am death.
I am love and loss.
I am everything at once,
and nothing at all.

13 thoughts on “Who am I?”

  1. arielle81 said:


    I totally love your list!
    Great job on your list and your accomplishments. I make lists, too, but not that long. :)
    Take dance classes. I did for a year and it has been great. Ballroom. Trust me you’ll have a lot of fun, just get a nice teacher.
    I think you have inspired me to do something like this on my own blog.
    Thanks and good luck!

  2. Jess,
    You inspire me to “use my words” lol, expand my mind and make my spirit limitless. I never thought that I could actually enjoy a blog as much as I enjoy jessj, but I honestly am glad that I’ve been introduced to you, your thoughts, dreams, words, creativity – your world. Continue to inspire my friend.

  3. Xposure Magazine Inc. said:


    My name is Brooke . I am currrently interning with Xposure Magazine. We are a diversity magazine in Tulsa, Ok. I saw a resent blog of yours talking about HBCUs. Have they outlasted their time? It would be great if you would be available for telephone interview.
    Thank you!

  4. Bestest Kimby said:

    I am so proud of you Lady! you are great and I can’t imagine life without you. I am glad that you are working through your list.

  5. Hello Jessica! I love your website! :) I’m doing a research project on art and literature for my world history class and I saw the beautiful painting posted on #25 in your amazing list of 1001 rules. If you could please send me the title of the painting (if known) I would greatly appreciate it! =D Thank you! >.<

  6. I love your list! I just started my own blog and have been thinking “what do I write about me?” This was great and inspiring!

  7. undeux3cestmoi said:

    You have inspired me to start my own list!
    This is really awesome!

  8. I am in the process of reading the Secret and needed a pic of a F-250 black pickup truck for my background on my computer so I did a Google search for it and first pic to come up was yours on your perfect man list.
    I was impressed with your list…you have good vision! Love that cologne!


  9. I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award!


  10. Hello Jess! What a great blog you have. My name is Cam and I had a quick question for you. Could you please email me? Thanks so much! :-)

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