Kelowna Social Media Star Writes Her Memoir – Kelowna Information
Jessica Wilde the author
Jessica Wilde rose to fame on Instagram, but her new memoir is a cautionary story about the lure and pitfalls of social media.
The Kelowna woman started writing the book two years ago.
“You will really get to know both sides of the funhouse mirror. You will learn more about the real me and who I am from ‘Jessica’.
The social media influencer explains how cathartic writing the book was: “I’ve learned that it’s a business and a creation and I have to step out of the Instagram box a little more and create a real life for myself.”
Jessica began her modeling career in 2015 when she landed the cover of Inked Magazine. She wrote a sex column for Inked and has graced the covers of several major tattoo publications. She also attracted a large following with her often comedic lifestyle posts and videos on Instagram and YouTube.
Jessica says it was important to share the struggles she went through during her career as social media has an impact on young people.
“I have a 13 year old daughter so it was very important for me to talk about it. She grows up in a world where everything is, a digital world. I struggle with depression and anxiety and I think it all comes from comparing and not being authentic. “
Wilde says that in the future, she will stop airbrushing her photos so much and be honest with who she is.
“Going Wilde – How I became the woman I should be … by creating a woman I am not” goes on sale on Friday, October 15, 2021.