Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird on the beach in purple scarf and black and white checkered sweater
Jessica Bird is best known for her loving, cheerful approach to life. Her work is written from a place of vulnerability, honesty, and a desire to truly empower readers to live their full potential. Jessica lives on the Oregon coast, a dream-come-true central to the publishing of her second book, Raped, Not Ruined. Her writing is a healing and inspiring journey for the reader; Jessica leaves her readers feeling "lighter and more deeply alive" than when they picked up her story.

A warrior for compassion and non-violence, Jessica has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis all her life, overcome the challenges of an unconventional, sometimes abusive childhood, survived rape and multiple miscarriages, and remains a source of joy in the lives of those who know her.
Award Category Finalist
Award Submission Title
Raped, Not Ruined
Walk with me through my journey of healing, forgiveness, and finding peace after a violent assault.