“God will SHIFT your mindset through your STRUGGLE to give you the SOLUTION you’ve been waiting for.”

- JaySoJay

Welcome! I’m So Glad You're Here!

My name is Jay Dent and I'm from Los Angeles, CA. I empower people by giving them clarity, listening to what’s said while acknowledging the silent words.! Have you ever been lied to? Ever felt hopeless? Ever had to break up with someone you were never dating? Ever felt confused about how to live with purpose? Far often youth and young adults struggle with identity, purpose, and self acceptance due to the damage of unhealthy relationships. In high school, I was the match maker who had never been matched. When I got into my first romantic situation, I was given true hope with false love. I lost myself. I didn't have a lot of outlets to help me find my purpose. But I found my voice and my fight. I studied relationships and earned a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.

My definition of success has changed, as I have moved away from seeking fame. People will know me by my gift, they do not have to know my name. I am striving for full self-acceptance and living a purpose-driven life.

Every opportunity, is an opportunity, for an opportunity. What has God told you to do, that you have been defiant in doing?

Professional Biography

Jay received her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences from Santa Monica College. She graduated with high honors, accumulating 7 competitive scholarships, and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, for her excelling scholastic achievements. Jay received her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting Performance, from California State University, Long Beach. In 2013, she created the Black Actors Union, a support system for minority artists to nurture each other’s talents. She graduated from CSULB while earning high rankings on the Dean’s Honor List for 4 consecutive semesters, with high honors, and an honorary member and graduate of the accelerated University Honors Program. She published her first research thesis, where she adapted the play, Doubt: A Parable, and conceptualized the use of light shadow theatre as a mechanism to illustrate spiritual warfare and it’s theatrical effectiveness towards depicting racism, sexual abuse, and gender inequality.

Jay recently graduated with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). She created another chapter of the Black Actors Union at USC, and became the President and Founder of the USC Black Actors Union. She is also the Founder and first President of the USC Poetry Slam Team! Jay’s leaderships for the USC Poetry Slam Team won the “Best Performance Organization Award” at the University of Southern California. Jay is also the first graduate student Spirit Leader, a cheerleader for USC that focuses on crowd engagement and cheering at all USC athletic events.

Jay is currently an Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Coach that creates workshops, books, and talks centered around reclaiming your identity, healing, and entrepreneurship. Jay continues to advocate as a metal health clinician, after interning as a therapist for several years. She continues to speak and perform poetry as a light of inspiration.

Professional Press Publication Links

Jay has been featured in 7 publications to date, because of her artistry and professional development leadership. She was placed on the front page of the Long Beach Press Telegram Newspaper with a three page article about her and her organization, The Black Actors Union. Additional publications include LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, The Daily 49er, Religio Magazine, and The Daily Trojan.

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