22 episodes

Jess Vann (IT ME!) a multi-careered baddie who is an actor, creative, entrepreneur, speaker, vocalist, all while maintaining a full time job in Youth Development, Social Impact and Education. A girl with many hats, who has been tackling the ride of the tomfoolery and shenanigans of being a muggle adult!

So why not brings together some of her (my), closest magical and majestical peeps, to chat the many layers and complexity of life and showing up our most authentic selves and evoking the most gut busting joy! Tomfoolery and Shenanigans is a ridiculously fun, unapologetic. Dare we say, safe, brave and courageous space, where we discuss all the tomfools and chaos and amplify joy, grace and love! It's like your pocket of joy, on this corner of the interwebs! Your earholes (your ears people!!) will thank you later! LOL. Me, Jess, hopes it makes you smile, think, and feel you can take on the world. Let's face it, shits wild! Come thru bb's!

This podcast is brought you by:
Tightrope Recording Studio
Music by: Charles "SelfSays" Vann
Give a Like, Subscribe, and Review! Thanks for joining me on this Journey!

Follow Jess V on IG at itsme.jessv
email Tomfoolery and Shenanigans at: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
Based in Chi-Town

Tomfoolery and Shenaningans Jess Vann

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Jess Vann (IT ME!) a multi-careered baddie who is an actor, creative, entrepreneur, speaker, vocalist, all while maintaining a full time job in Youth Development, Social Impact and Education. A girl with many hats, who has been tackling the ride of the tomfoolery and shenanigans of being a muggle adult!

So why not brings together some of her (my), closest magical and majestical peeps, to chat the many layers and complexity of life and showing up our most authentic selves and evoking the most gut busting joy! Tomfoolery and Shenanigans is a ridiculously fun, unapologetic. Dare we say, safe, brave and courageous space, where we discuss all the tomfools and chaos and amplify joy, grace and love! It's like your pocket of joy, on this corner of the interwebs! Your earholes (your ears people!!) will thank you later! LOL. Me, Jess, hopes it makes you smile, think, and feel you can take on the world. Let's face it, shits wild! Come thru bb's!

This podcast is brought you by:
Tightrope Recording Studio
Music by: Charles "SelfSays" Vann
Give a Like, Subscribe, and Review! Thanks for joining me on this Journey!

Follow Jess V on IG at itsme.jessv
email Tomfoolery and Shenanigans at: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
Based in Chi-Town

    Episode 11: Rest and the Power of Creation w/ Jenn “Po Chop” Freeman

    Episode 11: Rest and the Power of Creation w/ Jenn “Po Chop” Freeman

    Hey it’s me, Jess V, and on this episode I am closing out the guests for Season 2 with the wonderful Jenn “Po’ Chop” Freeman. A beautiful end to this wonderful season where we chat rest.

    Rest is so powerful and needed for all, but what happens when you make it a priority? When you start to re-evaluate what rest means to you? Hell! The best ways to engage with rest! We get into all of that and more! Enjoy!

    Social media land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
    jessvanncreates.com

    Jenn “Po’ Chop” Freeman: itspochop.com/
    Po’ Chop Insta: instagram.com/itspochop

    • 59 min
    Episode 10: Empowering the Voice and Self w/ Melissa Duprey

    Episode 10: Empowering the Voice and Self w/ Melissa Duprey

    Hey it’s me Jess V! Back with another episode.

    On this episode, I speak with the dynamic voice Melissa DuPrey. Where we chat about advocacy, doing art for self, and much more! When you understand and give yourself so much love, You really can do some powerful things! Our voices are powerful and Melissa drops some gems; get your pencils and paper ready, take note, and enjoy!

    Social media land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
    jessvanncreates.com

    Melissa DuPrey: https://www.instagram.com/boomboomdupre

    • 59 min
    Episode 9: Live Recording at the California Clipper!

    Episode 9: Live Recording at the California Clipper!

    It’s me, Jess V, and on this episode we celebrating the big 40, live at the California Clipper in Chicago! Bringing together a panelist of amazing folks! Featuring Abhi Shrestha, Jyreika Guest, and Shaul Guerrero. Coming together to chat the good, the hard and the challenges of accepting transition and change. When life gives a lemons… make a limoncello. Enjoy this episode!

    Social Media Land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com

    Abhi Shrestha: instagram.com/kehsihba51/
    Jyreika Guest: instagram.com/jyplantz
    Shaul Guerrero: instagram.com/shaulguerrero/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 8: Where Grief and Healing Meet w/ Juliet Barrett

    Episode 8: Where Grief and Healing Meet w/ Juliet Barrett

    Hey it’s me Jess V! Back with another episode. 

    On this episode, we deep dive and discuss the challenges and beauties of experience grief and healing, and the journey one can go through with the wonderful Juliet Barrett. A beautiful person who shares their personal journey with navigating of what it means for them to experience these two things, separate, together, and simultaneously when it comes to loss. This episode is dedicated to Juliet’s mom Deidra Barrett, and anyone else who has lost a mom, experiencing grief of all kinds, lost any loved one, and navigating the journey of healing, grace and joy. Just know, and I know it’s cliche. But if you need a reminder: you are not alone.

    Social Media Land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
    jessvanncreates.com

    Juliet Barrett: instagram.com/julietbarrettcreative

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 7: Capacity! Capacity! Balancing it all w/ Randelle Lenoir

    Episode 7: Capacity! Capacity! Balancing it all w/ Randelle Lenoir

    Hey it’s me Jess V back with another episode! In this episode with the brilliant Randelle Lenoir! As we dive into what capacity means when it comes balancing social life and self. How are we able to do it! And do it well? Talking about that and more! Enjoy! 

    Don’t miss the live recording of Tomfoolery and Shenanigans in celebration of Jess's birthday on March 3rd at 5pm at The California Clipper! The Clipper is located at 1002 N California Avenue in Chicago.

    Social Media Land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
    jessvanncreates.com

    Randelle Lenoir: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randellelenoir/

    • 53 min
    Episode 6: It’s Joy o’clock! w/ Thee Ricky Harris

    Episode 6: It’s Joy o’clock! w/ Thee Ricky Harris

    Hey it’s me Jess V! And welcome back to another episode with Thee Ricky Harris! Actor, singer living on vodka and dreams, lol! We chat about what keeps Ricky joyful, grounded and the “auntie” we all love! This episode is filled with so much love and will bring a smile to your face and laughter to your gut.

    Don’t miss the live recording of Tomfoolery and Shenanigans in celebration of Jess's birthday on March 3rd at 5pm at The California Clipper! The Clipper is located at 1002 N California Avenue in Chicago.

    Social Media Land:
    Jess Vann Instagram: instagram.com/itsme.jessv
    Jess Vann Facebook: facebook.com/JdotCreates
    Email: tomfoolandshenanigans@gmail.com
    jessvanncreates.com

    Thee Ricky Harris: instagram.com/thee_ricky_harris/

    • 53 min

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Can’t wait to hear more! 💜

Love this woman and all the lovely and loud things she has to say!! 😆 Joyful, funny, sweet, and insightful all at the same time, with endless bravery and energy. I’m looking forward to listening to more.

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