BABES IN HART: Jessica Murnane

Jessica Murnane is a podcast maven, cookbook author (One Part Plant) and a woman with a MISSION. She can be spotted from a mile away with her gorgeous smile and hat. Always a hat. Here she rocks the Rose Gold Double Dare Darlings, and dishes her heart out.

Note: these questions were inspired by Grace Bonney's interviews in her book, In the Company of Women. Giving credit where credit is due!


Tell us the best piece of business advice you've been given.

“Never ask someone what they do for a living.” - My Pops

Some of my greatest business relationships were first made not talking about business.

What about a motto that keeps you going?

“Hustle ‘til your haters ask you if you’re hiring” -Kenya Barris

How do you define success for yourself?

This has changed so much for me over the years! I used to think it was getting a book deal, having awesome press, and being acknowledged by peers in my field. But that's not my definition anymore. Now success means not only being able to help support my own family, but being able to give and support others in need...Bill + Melinda Gates-style.

What are your character traits you are most proud of?

Curiosity + empathy + scrappiness.

How do you build yourself back up after a bad moment/day?

Listen to some hip hop that has overly confident lyrics about how someone is the best. 

Confidence is contagious.

What’s your favorite part about running your podcast?

Every week I get to interview people doing extraordinary things. There hasn’t been an interview that I walked away from without getting a new perspective, idea, or "aha" moment. It doesn’t feel like a job, it feels like an awesome gift every week.

What called you to your line of work? Do you remember when you first learned about it?
When I wrote my cookbook last year, my publisher let me sneak in one page on endometriosis. I have Stage IV endo and it this condition is what lead me to a plant-based diet. 

Since then, I have received so many messages from women saying that single page helped diagnose them or that it was the first time in their lives they felt heard. I was happy the book helped them, but it felt wrong that a book about gluten-free cookies was diagnosing people and helping these women feel heard.

So I took that frustration and got to work. I launched Know Your Endo this past January. KYE is an endometriosis education, awareness, and support platform. This condition affects 1 in 10 women, but it takes an average of 10 years to be diagnosed. My mission of this site is to get that diagnosis time into a single digit. In addition to providing management tools to those that are suffering. 

What’s your no-fail go-to when you need to get out of a creative rut?
Tell myself that it’s ok to not be creative 100% of the time.
Go offline.
Take a walk.

Also, mezcal.

Name a fear or professional worry that keeps you up at night.
Cash flow + my inbox/DMs/insert another place that people can message you.