According to Jess

  • Jessica Rosado

Have you listened to Episode 2 of Summer Soul Sessions on The Digital Coffee Date?

“We all have a voice and it takes our own effort to find it or to find people that can help us find it. If we are subjected personally to prejudices or if we are a victim of any painful trauma or if we are being unjustly mistreated, we have to be able to find the strength to raise that voice from within and SPEAK.” - Jessica Rosado on The Digital Coffee Date's Summer Soul Sessions Episode 2, now live! ⁣

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  • Jessica Rosado

Live. Work. P O S E The category is: Open Your Mind. Are we ready to talk today?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So recently I binge-watched POSE on FX. As some of you may already know, Janet Mock and

Ryan Murphy are iconic legends. Together with Steven Canals and many others, they created a show that takes you back in time to what life was like in the 80’s for the LGBTQ+ community. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Shows like this one really open your mind and expand your perspective. It’s a show that made me laugh just as much as I cried. I was in complete awe of every episode. It truly made me FEEL. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣I think a lot of us struggle to understand people who are different than us because we think that if we don’t know what it’s like to walk in their shoes, or to live through their traumas, or to feel their pain, that we can’t empathize and respect who they are.  ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ The problem with this type of misguided ignorance is that we forget that the most human thing we can do is be kind, compassionate, and love others, regardless of who we love or how we identify.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ You don’t have to identify as LQBTQ+ to care, support, and fight together for human rights. Just like you don’t have to be black to fight together for justice in a system diseased with centuries of racism. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ If you’re a person of faith, regardless of what doctrine you believe, I encourage you to learn more about love and love for others within your faith. I also encourage everyone to read more about other people and their experiences which may differ from your own. I encourage you to consume more film and television, whether through drama shows or documentaries that will give you more insight. This is to embolden you to open your mind and enrich your perspective.⁣ ⁣ While doing so, please understand that ignorance is not a valid excuse to harbor or display hatred toward anyone. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Shoutout to the incredible performances of MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Dominiquet Jackson, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Angel B Curiel - this show is truly legendary. ⁣ ⁣ #pose #poseonfx #vogue #strikeapose #ballroom #lgbtq #humanrights #compassion #love #loveislove #empathy #loveothers 

Updated: Aug 13

Did this photo catch your attention? Is it so gorgeous and engaging? Were you thinking "OMG she looks so beautiful there!"

Well here's the body positive-tea today...

1) This picture is a false representation of me. I don’t have lip-injected puckered up lips. I don’t have green-hazel eyes. I don’t have freckles. I don’t have perfect even-toned skin. This is an #instagram filter. This is one of the “looks” that society says will draw people in. One of the “looks” that society says is beautiful. ⁣⁣⁣


The issue with this “look” is that it isn’t me. Many of us struggle with the person we see in the mirror because we are constantly told by others and even ourselves, that if we just change this ONE thing or that ONE thing, we’ll be beautiful and we’ll feel better about ourselves. That is a lie. You can alter and change as much as you want on the outside but until you mend the broken pieces of what causes you to feel “ugly” or “not enough” on the inside, you will always be looking for more ways to change what makes you, you. ⁣⁣


I want you to know that regardless of what anyone says, you are the very essence of beauty just the way you are. It may sound cliché. It may sound trite. But it is the truth. Don’t succumb to the ways of this world that push a select type of look. ⁣

Now, I’m not judging those who continue to alter their face or various parts of their body, I’m simply encouraging you to take a step back and evaluate if your definition of beauty is harmful to yourself, or if your definition of beauty is even your own. ⁣

I encourage you to own the beautiful imperfect person you are, because that is what is truly beautiful. The world needs more of you, just the way you are.⁣⁣⁣


2) Also, in case you haven't realized this yet, they still haven’t arrested the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in her own home.  Visit for a list of demands and more ways you can help fight for JUSTICE. Also, if you haven’t yet, today’s a good day to follow Black Lives Matter. ⁣⁣⁣


#bodyimage #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bodypositivemovement #bodyposi #whatisbeauty #beauty #beautiful #gorgeous #beautystandards #fight #fightforjustice #justice #psa #youarebeautiful #useyourvoice #speakup