Jennifer Flores’ passion for helping others began as a Peer Educator at Community Counseling and Mediation at the age of 14. In that therapeutic setting, she discovered her voice and led workshops and support groups on HIV/AIDS prevention for at-risk youth.
Her commitment to social justice started in 1999 when she participated in an anti-police march in New York City to protest police brutality and violence after the shooting of Amadou Diallo. Since then, she has volunteered, marched and used her voice to advocate for others.
In 2014, Jennifer had a deep desire to combine her two loves—writing and activism— so she went on to use her words to promote self-expression, conversation, and healing. She wrote her first book From Wounded to Woman: The Keepsake and became the owner of Paper Truth, a healing arts company designed to encourage women to discover and embrace their ultimate truth via the written and spoken word. Her mission is to expand the company into an inclusive, safe space for dialogue and collective healing.
Jennifer serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Freedom Institute and is currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
You can find her @xojennflores and just about everywhere on social media.