JHP Episode 8: Tell Your Story and Amplify Others with Jenny Jay

Updated: Oct 17



Jenny Jay is an award-winning cinematographer, photographer, writer, and activist. She is also the founder and owner of The Double Jay Collective, a photography and videography studio based out of Toronto, where she helps brands create engaging, heartfelt, and sales-driven content. Whether she's behind the camera, documenting her travels or amplifying the stories that need to be told, Jenny is an embodiment of what it means to be a true multimedia creator. She writes, films, photographs, travels, and above all else, she lives.





"notice the moments you have in your life "


 


Background:

Jenny grew up to immigrant parents in Canada with a complex cultural background. She watched as her parents saved to be able to afford a townhome after 15 years of being in the USA. She has always had a creative side and when trauma hit in high school she couldn't wait to move away and leave for University.


The Journey to Entrepreneurship:

Between semesters she traveled to unique spaces so that she could afford to continue her education. The first place was in the Ukon, next to Alaska! She has ended up working in a tiny town in Europe as well with less than 1000 residents. After just a month into one of her jobs, she had a migraine induced stroke which helped put things into perspective for her. After a quick recovery she knew that she didn't want to wait to chase her dream of being an entrepreneur.

She started her business, the double jay collective, as a way to showcase her collection of medias (poetry, videography, and photography). It quickly grew and by the time she was in her 3rd year of University she was more busy with her business than school work so she scaled down academics to pursue her business.


You go to University to

get the credentials,

to get the job,

to work.


Jenny speaks of how it important it was to start at such a young age, to struggle, to make the mistakes, and to reach out for help to really appreciate the business thriving!


Tell your story

there was a disconnect in marketing and branding

Brand -----> Human telling the stories

Jenny helps tell the stories to connect to real humans in a way that is

ethical, inclusive, and honor the boundaries you have established.


What mediums work for you?

What platforms work for you?

What are your goals for your business?

What stories will work best for you?

Whose stories can you include?

What stories in your life have made an impact?

Those are the stories you should share.




Find Jenny on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/justaskjenny/


 

Always, Jess

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L E T ' S B E F R I E N D S !

W E B S I T E | T I K T O K | I N S T A G R A M | Y O U T U B E


Hi Friends! I'm Jessica Haizman. I'm 28 years old and married to my best friend. We spend 98% of our time together, and no we don't spend it all cleaning and organizing. I have a daughter, Adalynn and an Australian Shepherd, Bali and they get the majority of my attention.

I have created efficient systems in all areas of our home, our phone, our careers, and our lives- and I have made it my mission to share these tips with anyone and everyone that will listen.

Why? Because these systems make my life SO MUCH EASIER and SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME. These systems keep my home clean, bring joy and calmness into my life, and allow me to spend less time picking up clutter and more time living life- I want that for you too.

The goal is to help, whether its a quick tip or life hack that I share to Tiktok or a day in the life on my social networks @jessicahaizman, a printable chart that helps me stay organized or my all-time favorite apps, an intensive course answering all the FAQ's or working 1:1 with clients to create healthy habits- these resources are all available to you!

Some things you will stumble upon are how I use non-toxic natural cleaners, have made the change to no-waste by switching to reusable towels instead of paper or glass storage containers instead of ziplocks. You will also find lots of DIY recipes and how to use common household ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar and hot water to tackle some of your toughest messes. You'll learn about my favorite cleaning supplies and cleaning products including all purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, stain removers and more.

Having a clean home drastically affects your physical and mental health, so jump on board and learn all the tips I have to share! Take the time to explore my website and interact with me on social media. I'm so excited to see how organization and a new approach on cleaning the home will change your life and leave you full of joy!