Jae L. Pettigrew is an innovative and award winning poet. Raised on the Southside of Chicago, experiencing the trials and toils of inner-city living, Jae was affected but not defined by her upbringing. She chose to channel her energy in a positive direction. Her intent was to touch and inspire liberal minds through her God-given talent, writing. Jae is truly an inspiration.Being an intellectual and driven writer, Jae was destined to become an author. In 2009, she shared her first work, “Through Her Eyes”, a collection of raw but riveting unabridged poetry. This work is a compilation of thought-provoking quotes providing the reader glimpses into her soul. Jae’s most recent work is entitled, “Tranzparent”. This jewel was birthed out of events, situations and circumstances taking place over a 7-year period in Jae’s life. With zeal and a commitment to share both the authentic rawness and unbridled truth of these experiences as they poured out from the depths of her being, has once again allowed her readers a glimpses into her soul. In each passionate piece of poetry, intellectually stimulating quotes and deliciously satisfying short stories, Jae’s honesty leaps from the pages and befriends your heart. Jae is regarded as an outstanding and motivating leader in business and business development.This tenacious and inspiring woman is an active member of organizations that uplift and empower women. She is the founder of “Woman’s Worth”, a non-profit organization focused on promoting self-awareness, self-love and self-respect in women. By providing strong and positive mentoring opportunities, women are given tools encouraging self-improvement and academic achievement.