carolina gal, coffee enthusiast & photographer
Living the newlywed life in Bluffton with my hunk of a husband, our beloved espresso maker,
and Sebastian, the Majesty Palm! [ I’m the girl who names her plants ].
I am so thrilled that you have found your way to By Damsel! Let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna Long and I am the creative voice behind this blog. I am a Carolina gal, body positive babe, and coffee enthusiast!
In the summer of 2016, after battling chronic illness for 9 years, I turned to the creative outlet of photography for a fresh distraction and quickly fell in love. That creative outlet spawned a love for capturing personal style and opened the door to sharing my struggles candidly as a way to connect with other women. My daily battle with physical pain is emotionally demanding and often leaves me feeling like a damsel in distress, always in need of a little help to get me through. And that is where By Damsel comes from.
Here you will find style, real talk, and delicious gluten free fare now and again.
My greatest struggles have shaped me more than anything and through them I found purpose, inspiration, and peace. My heart is to share the beautiful things in this life that bring a spark of brightness to the valley that pain often displaces me, and to share them in a way that inspires others to find beauty and purpose through their pain too. I am so excited to get to know you along this journey. Please never hesitate to reach out. Fire those questions, comments, triumphant stories, and heartbreaks my way. Your brokenness is welcome here. This is a space for more than just the pretty things in life. This is a space for authenticity and the nitty gritty. Welcome babe!