Jess is of mixed settler Anglo-Franco European and Jewish ancestry born, raised, and living in Toronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples – now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Jess is a labour, birth, loss, and termination doula completing studies with Doula Training Canada (DTC). Jess approaches their work and relationships with inclusivity and compassion. Their ongoing studies include grounding in mindfulness, sex-positivity, feminist and trauma-informed frameworks which continue to build their patience, compassion, and anti-oppressive values.
Jess has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for puns, nature, and their two cats.