Jesse talks to a co-worker friend she met during her internship and shares how challenging it can be to make it out of her neighborhood.
JESSE: There’s a lot of people out there that want to see me fail. A lot of haters out there because of where I come from. Trying to make it out of my neighborhood is a big deal and lots of people don’t want to see me succeed because in some ways it reflects on their own success and failures.
But you know something? I have too much passion in my heart. I have too much love in my soul and the people that do believe in me, I do it for them. The last thing I ever want to do, is let my loved ones down. Whenever I think about giving up, I see their faces. My loved ones are my truest inspiration.
I think it really all comes down to wanting to be able to do something worthwhile on this planet before I’m gone. There’s no greater motivation than that.