Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jennifer Hubbert and my pronouns are she/ her. I am a mom to three kids and I work with women, both in empowerment and recovery.
What makes you jump out of bed in the morning
Usually my dog wakes me up! But I wake up excited knowing that I’ll spend some of the day being outside with my kids.
How did you hear about this program?
I saw it on social media, Community Cares Youth Outreach shared it. The week I saw the post, I just had a baby. I knew I wanted to do something community-oriented that wasn’t full-time. So this seemed like a great opportunity.
How did this (your) project begin, what made you start thinking about it?
It actually wasn’t my original idea, however I was talking to one of the other participants and I really liked their idea. They designed their project using skills and topics which were close to them. I thought that was a good idea, and started thinking of things I could relate to, that’s why I did something involving motherhood. It’s something that is very near and dear to my heart. I wanted to create a space for mothers to share their stories, and hear others. I created a Facebook page (Motherhood Revealed) and started collecting stories from around the community which I turned into a zine I could distribute.
When you think of the word Changemaker, does anyone you know come to mind?
I think a changemaker is someone who cares about their community, who wants to make connections and improvements to themselves and those around them.
What do you love about the Northside?
Everything really, The Northside is a really closeknit and special place. We really stand behind each other. I have super kind neighbors that I’m grateful for everyday. My family lives a few blocks down the road. I am able to walk to most places I need to go, and the school is close for the kids.
What are your hopes for the Northside?
A lot of my hopes are based around how to end generational trauma and addictions, because it’s so prevalent here. Everything that you do to build community plays a part in ending those struggles. Because it’s all small steps in bringing positivity and hope into spaces where their life where maybe there wasn’t any before. Building community, builds hope.
8.) What is your best tip for making the world a better place?
Look out for your neighbors. Look out for each other, in big and small ways. If you see chicken on sale, get some for your neighbor. If you see a package on someone’s step, go knock on their door.