FASD Hope is podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
Episode 54 shines a spotlight on Jessica Belle. Jessica is a podcast host, youth advocate, CASA, entrepreneur, Ministry School graduate and teacher in Kansas City, MO. Jessica began her career in youth advocacy almost ten years ago in Los Angeles. Her experience as a mentor has opened the door to allow her to speak up for the youth and communities who have been muted. Jessica has been able to speak, host events and connect with people from all walks of life and to encourage them via blogging, public speaking and her podcast..."Unmute Your Mic"!
In this SPIRIT-FILLED conversation, Jessica talks about the following topics: her professional background, what led her to advocacy, her current work, her "A-Ha!" moment when first learning about FASD, how children need more supports (and teachers need more awareness, training and supports) in FASD, the role of her faith in her advocacy, her podcast "Unmute Your Mic" and her words of hope and encouragement for families, caregivers and those in the FASD community.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."' -Matthew 6:33