Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmin Green.
Jasmin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Many call me an unapologetic Christian,a transparent mother friend and confidant. There are many layers to Jasi. I am not a life coach. I am simply a young woman who has experienced many life trials. I became a mom at 17, now at 30, I’m a single mom of three, entrepreneur and a divorcee.
I have a busy life operating my glam business, managing my blog, being the PTA president, mom to three; among other tasks, I juggle to be superwoman to my three musketeers. I cannot explain that little forehead kiss from my babies or even the sound of the words “thank you, mom”. The purpose of why I started my blog was not for accolades, but in the midst of a storm, I realized, my testimony could be helpful to others. In the ending stages of my marriage, I was diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), severe depression and anxiety. Mental, emotional and psychological health are near and dear to my heart because of the battles I fought. I met so many other people who encountered the same struggles I did. I was not the only one suffering, even though for a little minute, I kept asking God, “why me”. Over time, I have learned to embrace every single flaw.
With me, what you see is what you get. I seek to encourage and educate the African American community and overall society about mental health awareness. I always wanted to blog, but my purpose had not yet been revealed to me. Sometimes, you have to let things marinate. Ater walking through the flames of hell, God spoke to me and told me it was “my time”. It started with my journaling on a daily basis while under the care of a therapist. Putting my thoughts on paper helped me prevent keeping things bottled up, which could possibly trigger a mental breakdown. I used to be ashamed of my scars, now I wear them proudly. Transparency is intentionally baring your soul to the world by showing your true self to others. There are many reasons as to why a person will hide their essence; in fear of rejection, lack of self-confidence, broken heart or simply a lack of fulfillment in life. There are many reasons a person will hold back who they truly are…but my blog is me. unapologetically.
My story is told from the only perspective it can honestly come from. me. Regarding my glam and lash business, Jasi Glams Me, all things glam is in my blood. My mother did hair for over 15 years, my uncle owned a beauty salon and barbershop when I was growing up, one of my Godmothers owns a well-known hair salon on the north side of Houston and to this very day my grandmother, with so much wisdom and grace, still owns and operates a hair salon on the north side of Houston as well. I always knew the beauty industry would eventually come knocking at my door. Embracing it was easy. Leaving corporate America on faith to do what I love was easy. Encountering obstacles along the way only motivated me more to secure the bag. My blog’s purpose is to heal from the inside, my glam business simply enhances whats already there. Combined, they give me a balance and allow me to set an example for my children; especially my daughters, who are transitioning into preteens. Call me “Jasi of All Trades” because there is more to come, as my story is still being written.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a single mother, you always have to be cognizant that every move you make affects how your children will thrive. Motherhood brings me the most joy but it is also my biggest responsibility. Honesty, healing mentally, emotionally and psychologically were the most difficult barriers to overcome while going through my divorce. Some days I could not get out of bed, I would sit in my closet for hours and cry so my children could not hear me if they were home. I was very unhappy and mentally unhealthy. One simply cannot make sound decisions if they are not in the proper state of mind. During my healing process, I took a two-month leave from work. I simply removed all triggers which included unhealthy relationships, romantically and platonically, I omitted obligations that were draining and fell in love with the woman who survived a battle she thought she would never win. I had to become spiritually stronger. Prayer works, having a strong support system, or a village as I call them, works, but being whole independently, is key. My parents and sister have provided me so much security during many hard times. My mother and my sister will go to war for me anyday, so will my Sister Circle. To my Sister Circle and my Village, I love you to infinity and beyond; you know who you are. Depression is real. Anxiety is real. I aim to help and educate anyone fighting the same battles I won. Yes, I prevailed and it feels amazing!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Jasi Glams Me (Makeup & Lash business) & Fall In Love With Yourself First (Blog) – what should we know?
Self-love is life. Healing from the inside and my glam business is about enhancing what’s already on the outside. I’m so in love with the woman I have become and I want everyone to have that feeling. Freedom and unconditional happiness. I discuss various topics and use my real-life situations as examples on my blog, however, not every topic is related to a personal situation. Readers often message me asking me to discuss certain things, the trend I’ve become aware of is “the lack of self-love”. The more transparent I became, the more positive feedback started rolling in. Readers started to direct message me their stories and thank me for being brave. My glam business became an obsession when I kicked it off. Although my business is relatively new, I have a consistent clientele and my business is rapidly growing. When you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t feel like work and that happiness radiates to my clients.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Transparency is key, I am apologetically me. My audience and clients relate to me, it’s an unspoken bond per se. Never judge someone by what you see on the outside an it is important to always be kind. I read and respond to every message I receive, you never know what someone may be battling with internally. Many call me their social media best friend, whom they’ve never met. It is very humbling.
- MINK LASHES $10
- MINK LASH KITS $15
- MAKEUP APPLICATIONS START AT $60 & UP. I DO TRAVEL FOR GLAM ONLY.
- EYELASH EXTENSIONS SERVICES START AT $60 & UP
- MY BLOG – FREE FOOD FOR THE SOUL
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phenomenally_jay/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fallinlovewithurselffirst18/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARChh3CD871PFPbo2CPyxynKvSGyeCAaCQac6Jg4mek34vQ8OWaTWFlEG8J27rc6lVsE2AM6KWbh445B&hc_ref=ARQ9_BywVER_Z549ufveSC-enUiYKATgQ0V7QFx_K5cf7UPUOey6L68GQZbteZW-VQ8&fref=nf&__xts__=68.ARApb00orAvn73nuWy3_dNtee-nBCNjFyvJqxNbM3LdzbaYTWi3fMZx72a5PMglxLcorbZM9IB2cmabdVmn0osw_REubxTbioyUKGh_m_WKw7-OPdhi1-h0jUoz5YNG7j4WFAwkSzAgTmF5_AhrHoj6zmy04VA-ljS-4LgMh4odpNNBZeZnvTzd3nPMerg5t735TYVLIFxESIGTQEuSp5_Or4OSk2Bxd0IfuZdG2SYOntJHbWkXHRN9sBgNDYs27c3ncGfwCzrSCELFLbh8p7ZurfSTdqTQgWzF35NrgYVdDjObo40a7d1DfakackbB-7ww12NH4BdCP3MfHlx1hzyqfTD2J
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/jasi_glams_me/?hl=en
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