dallas based published writer, 2x award winning blogger, life accountability coach, media publisher + distributor
Hi, my name is Jenn. I am a published Dallas based blogger, writer and soon to be author. I am the Founder and Editor of From The Desk of Jenn. A semi-large multi-media publishing and distribution platform where I publish bodies of written work that engage Black women in healthy discussion topics and challenges relating to life, love & liberation.
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GET LOST IN MY COLLECTION OF PUBLISHED WRITING CONTRIBUTIONS. ARTICLES ARE A COMBINATION OF SELF-PUBLISHED WORKS AND WORKS Featured BY OTHER DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND PUBLICATIONS. CATEGORIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL ISSUES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING AND ADVICE.
A Journey To Winning | Writing Saved My Life
October 31, 2012 was the day my life ended and started again. Just a year shy of having moved to Dallas, Texas I made the decision to walk away from my marriage of seven years after years of trying to make it work. Now alone, isolated in a strange new city with no friends or family present for support I found myself at a crossroads. A newly divorced and now single mother of one toddler I was was unsure of everything. Suddenly, and without much warning or preparation, I found myself engulfed by old hurt, anger and pain that I never fully recovered from. Tragedies of the past and old feelings of abandonment began to rise and suddenly with this “failure” under my belt sent me on a rollercoaster ride of depression. Feeling unaccomplished and empty, I knew that I had to do something and fast. Therapy was out of the question so I began the journey of self-healing and clarity through study + daily life practice.
Drawing from my own life's story, I use my experiences as the basis of my writing to ensure that I am providing realistic and relatable content. Known throughout social media as "Jenn Renee", I typically divide my time between raising my daughter, pursuing entrepreneurial goals, finishing my two books and delivering fresh, gag-worthy content. In January of 2016, I took a bold step in a new direction by revealing and sharing my personal story which to my surprise was well received. I created From The Desk of Jenn as a personal and self-accountability diary to help document my mental + emotional growth over time. After over 200,000 shares I realized that the fight against the oppression of Black women in America and my personal experiences to recover and regain my independence, sexuality and freedom was a shared one earning me a following over 45,000 in less than one year.
My creative work has been featured and recognized by NecoleBitchie/xoNecole, Demetria Lucas, D.L. Hugley, Baller Alert, Boyce Watkins, J’Adore Magazine, BlogHer, ThisIsYourConscience, Social Media Samurai, HipHop News 24-7 and more. I am the winner of two weblog awards in 2012 for "Best New Entertainment Blog" and "Best New Lifestyle Blog" for my work as Editor in Chief and Founder of Love My Black.