NATALIE COBLENTZ: What are you up to in life?
Working the hardest I’ve ever worked on my two passions -Ties to Love™’and my company Alljackedup Inc
NC: How did you get to where you are today?
JJ: I had a complete career change when I moved to Toronto just over 2 years ago. Made a decision to work on my own terms doing something that I loved to do and wouldn’t have to worry about feeling judged or false in the corporate world ever again.
NC: How do you feel today?
JJ: I feel the best I have ever felt. It’s amazing what loving your job, your city, your life and your body can do for you. I wouldn’t go back to my old life for any amount of money.
NC: Do you have any advice for the youth?
JJ: Trust yourself, respect your body and to surround yourself with people who love you. Follow your dreams, and above everything, believe in yourself. Sometimes that’s easier said than done when you’re a little different from the masses, but don’t ever tame or tone yourself down for anyone. You were meant to be different.
NC: What is your next step in improving your life?
JJ: Building up Alljackedup and Ties to Love™’
NC: How do you get through the day.
JJ: My job, my love, my dog and exercise.
NC: How does your fashion tell us who you are?
JJ: Fashion is who I am, it has always defined me, it has always been an intrinsic part of my identity.
Being a part of the fashion Show in San Francisco in June! I’ve also been give the job by DapperQ
of organising the first queer fashion show in Canada in my beloved Toronto next year.