We had the good fortune of connecting with Yasmine Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yasmine, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
A book I read that really hit my soul is called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It teaches you how to free your mind. It’s full of wisdom, and helps you break those self-limiting cycles. I urge anyone reading this to get a copy and enjoy.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I got to where I am today in such an odd way. Before my hate crime attack, I never really thought about being a make up influencer. I feel like after my attack, being a make up influencer just became my lane and I love it! I’m self-taught, I’ve never been to cosmetology school. It definitely was not easy for me. The attack left 2 visible scars on my face, and I felt super insecure about it. I had to learn how to love myself all over again and that was/is a challenging journey. What I want the world to know is that you are beautiful no matter the scars, flaws, acne, etc, you’re beautiful and perfect the way you are!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my bestie came into town I would definitely them to Little Five Points, it’s so artsy and indie like. It’s definitely a vibe. Another place would be the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, it’s important to our culture to keep his dream alive!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out my mother JohVonnie Jackson. She’s an author, an amazing writer, poet, outstanding cook, and an awesome mom! You go girl!

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