"When I was younger and starting out in the music business," Jessica writes, "I always felt like I was being defined by other people ... industry executives, fans, the media, and so on. It took a while, but now that I'm in my 30s, I’ve grown into myself and established my identity on my terms. I embrace my strengths and celebrate even the small victories. I'm certainly not perfect, but when I look in the mirror, I'm proud of the woman I see. I'm not only a mother, wife, and daughter. I'm me."
Itâ€™s fun to do a small film that might be released to DVD not because itâ€™s a horrible film, but because itâ€™s an independent film. For people to say Employee of the Month was a flop is ludicrous. We made the money backâ€“thatâ€™s not a flop. For people to say The Dukes of Hazzard was a flopâ€“it opened to $30 million! If these movies are flops, why would I still make them?