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Jess Jacobs is an actress, speaker, and global advocate known for her work supporting women’s rights. She is also co-founder of Invisible Pictures, a development and production company for film, TV, documentary and digital content focusing on authentic stories underrepresented in dominant culture. Jess is currently collaborating with Population Services International (PSI) to build community centers for young women in West Africa. The centers will offer advocacy tools designed to destigmatize reproductive care and increase access to safe and legal healthcare.  She is an alumna of The Schusterman Foundation's REALITY: Women and was recently named one of Real Leader Magazine's 100 Leaders of 2018.  Jess speaks about how gender equality can solve our greatest social and economic disparities and supports and collaborates with organizations such as Peer Health Exchange, NOW-NYC, and The Audre Lorde Project. Jess lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Leo.