“Jess is so real, raw, candid, and funny as she shares her story of self-awareness, courage, and deep joy that I could in so many parts relate to. Empty Cages tackles the stigma, anxiety and shame around mental health, motherhood, and the relationship with self. Jess’ voice is a gift to our collective sisterhood, being vulnerable and sharing our stories is such a powerful way of connecting us as we rise together.”
– Jane Linley-Thomas, Radio Presenter

“Empty Cages had me captivated. Throughout each chapter I had moments of smiling, tearing up, and all too often wondering if Jess was either reading my mind or speaking directly to me. This book is a beautiful guide to freedom, and one I believe every woman should read to help get her wings back.”
– Shan Fourie, Digital Creator & Mrs South Africa Finalist 2022

“As a writer and someone who truly appreciates the power of the written word, this book is a treasure to behold. Jess uses her vulnerability, personal experience, and humour to educate, enlighten and equip us all for a world where ADHD exists and is grossly misunderstood. I have so enjoyed watching Empty Cages come to life and I know that it will set so many free to be their true and authentic selves.”
– Tes Jahnig, Pastor, Writer, and Speaker

“The journey to freedom from our own negative self-beliefs can be a hard one, but Jess has used her wit and candour to provide us with an experienced companion that will hold our hand, laugh with us and cry with us along the way.”
– Terence Mentor, Parenting Activist, Speaker, and Blogger

“Empty Cages is life-giving. It speaks to the vulnerable self that is often tucked so deeply inside of us that we forget the life it holds. Jess, through her amusing vulnerability, has written a gem of a book that will not only unlock many of our cages but guide us in stepping out of them into freedom, too.”
– Caitlyn de Beer, Author and Speaker

“I laughed, I cried, but most of all, I related. An honest, light-hearted account of a woman finding the keys to her cages, with the hopes that you do too. As easy a read as a coffee date with a dear friend, I could hear Jess’s energy in every word of Empty Cages.”
– Shaaista Kathree, Digital Creator

“This book is fun, authentic, helpful and wise. Jess invites you to follow her into freedom by candidly introducing you to your captor. Spoiler alert: it’s you!”
– Jaci Mun-Gavin, Pastor and Author

“Jess is brilliant, original, and astonishingly funny. Finding solutions is so much easier when you know how to describe the actual problem. In this book, and all her work, Jess captures each challenge she’s encountered with such honesty and humour that you won’t help but journey with her on every page as she shares insightful keys to help you discover freedom.”
– Nande Boss, Business Leader

“Empty Cages is a brave, relatable and relevant memoir. As a mom of three, I found myself in her pages and I just know that her story-driven life learnings will resonate with readers. Get ready to be nudged out of your cage with hands-on strategies and a healthy dose of humour!”
– Julie Kynaston, Blogger and Digital Creator