Meet Jessica / by Evey Sekajipo

Hi, Mama Africana Supporters!

I’m Jessica. I’m 26. I grew up South Florida, Hollywood to be specific, spent six years at an awesome school called the University of Florida (go Gators!),  and graduated in 2015 with a Master’s in Landscape Architecture. God was gracious enough to bless me with a job in my field here in this lovely city [Tampa], so I moved just two months after graduation. I got involved with Mama Africana not long after, and the rest is history! In the last two years, I’ve loved getting to know the girls and mentors, sharing meals and laughter, experiencing new things together, and growing in sisterhood and confidence in our identity as black women.This year I’m co-leading Ebridge, our program for middle school girls. So far it’s a small, but intimate group. Our girls are open and excited, full of personality and big dreams! Join me in praying that they would feel loved and honored in our time together, free to be just kids, to share their worries and fears, and be inspired to love themselves as God created them to be as well as those around them.