I’m Jess. I’m a songwriter/homemade video maker passionate about helping young people build confidence and fight shame through the arts. If you are a teacher or parent, be sure to check out my school program, Shameless. Thanks for stopping by!


Shameless is a performance and a collaborative songwriting workshop for Chicago Public School students and beyond that gives voice to hidden feelings of shame, jealousy, comparison, and the need for perfection that so many of us have, and teaches fundamentals of moving beyond them. Having struggled herself with some of these issues as a professional performer, Jess Godwin feel it’s important to be a role model for young people to help overcome shame stigmas and develop an empowered sense of identity. In this workshop, she will incorporate original music, live electronic looping, and candid stories about her experiences as a kid, as an adult, and as a woman in the music industry. She will lead open discussions and a free-write with the students that will help them express and work out their own experiences on this issue. At the end of the workshop, Jess will guide the students in collectively creating a short, original song based on our discussion.

For more information on bringing Jess to your school, contact shamelessworkshop@gmail.com

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Shameless Workshop: shamelessworkshop@gmail.com

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