“Dum spiro spero”- While I breathe, I hope.
Jessica Minhas is a human rights advocate, media commentator, social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of I’ll Go First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and healing to the growing number of trauma survivors around the globe.
Everything Jessica does is colored by a commitment to shed light on issues normally silenced in shame and offer hope to those without it. As a sought after inspirational speaker, and media commentator on human rights, gender based violence, and mental wellness, she challenges audiences to think globally, empowers them to find their purpose, and cultivate their unique voices for the common good.
As the Founder and CEO of I’ll Go First, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides mental health care for people who have experienced some form of trauma or abuse, Jessica is devoted to leveraging innovations in media and technology in order to provide care for marginalized trauma populations throughout the developing world.
In addition to her humanitarian work, she is a former Ms. Florida and can be seen in various international modeling campaigns and TV commercials. Her work has been featured in Cosmo Magazine, MTV, New York Fashion Week, Social Media Week, the United Nations, Harvard and Columbia University, among many others.
Jessica is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, a United Nations Global Accelerator, a New York New Abolitionist, is currently attending Harvard Medical School’s Global Mental Health Trauma and Refugee graduate studies program, and working on her first book, a memoir entitled “I’ll Go First”.
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