No Wonder You Were Afraid to Ask #53- Jillian “JJ” Simmons (JJ on the Mic) – Without Bruises I would’ve Never Found My Purpose in Life!

Today’s Inspirational Interview is brought to you by Jillian Simmons, Founder of JJ’s I’m Me Foundation and My main website is: You can also catch me on Instagram at @jjonthemic

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Traveled due to my career which led me here. I’m passionate about empowering young women and girls to be the best version of themselves.

I wrote a book called Without Bruises: A Journey to Hope, Help and Healing it takes you on my turbulent journey through a relationship with a sociopath and sheds light on the often missed signs of emotional and mental abuse. In a grueling, year-long battle with depression and with the help of family, friends and a life-changing therapist, I was able to rise from the ashes better than before. I bounced back with a stronger sense of self, purpose, and power, and it is my mission to share a message of hope with the world.

Without Bruises is a must read for anyone questioning the power dynamic in their relationship. It gives guidance and direction to those who have been bruised and broken at the hands of another person, and it offers compassion and understanding to those who love someone currently being abused.

The thing I am really proud of is raising a child who loves to give back.

Here are my upcoming events!

Check out JJ’s answers to the Bonus Questions.

What advice would you give the teenage you?

Take more risks and network your butt off!

One person living or dead you would love to hang out with for a day? What would you do?

Michael Jackson. I would learn to moonwalk.

What is one meal or food you could eat everyday and not get tired of?

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

What is your favorite novel and what does it say about your mind?

The Shack. I better understand the need for forgiveness.

Do you think World Peace is possible?

Yes. What one thing do you think might be the first step in the direction of it? Everyone makes the decision to love harder than ever. Love kills hate.

What is your favorite City?

I swear I’m not just saying this because I am here. I love Houston so much!

Name a place you would like to visit?

Sequoia National Park

Do you have a favorite animal?


Do you believe in God?


Celebrity crush?


Have you ever cried when a celebrity died?

Yes. MJ.

Which teacher had the biggest impact on you? Why?

My high school drama teacher Mr. Butch. He pushed me harder than anyone to be great.

What is your biggest turn off?


Do you love your job?

I do now. I’m living fully in my purpose.

In a movie about your life, what current or past star would play the lead?

Jurnie Smollett

What is something that scares you?


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