+ Jasmine Durhal
The inmyskin project, series now presents a chat with jasmine:
One: What is your name and where are you located ?
J: My name is Jasmine also known as 'jassieuo'. I am currently based in Chicago, IL.
Two: What do you feel is your calling in life ?
J: To inspire. Inspiring people is everything I'm great at, I think if anything is my calling that would be it. Uplifting people to know their own potential through my own story.
Three: When did you realize your self-worth and how has this journey of self-discovery been for you ? What have you learned the most about yourself ?
J: For me realizing my self worth happened with my first experience in love. In love you tend to be blind giving the other person all of you genuinely. That is not a problem if the energy is mutual however with my first experience in love it wasn't. That experience taught me a lot about myself
Four: How has your struggles helped you to become a better woman ?
J: It helped me forgive. It helped me to love beyond flaws of an individual and myself. It helped me to be okay with being vulnerable as well. Before that experience I was a lot less of that.
Five: Who or what motivates you to create ?
J: I myself and the world around me motivates me to create, that could be anything from a specific individual to a location, movie, a color. It's whatever sparks excitement in me at that moment in time.
Six: What is your long time passion in life ?
J - My long time passion, would be visuals. In all forms not just photography. I have a love for capturing the now.
Seven: If you could give any tips or advice to the young girls and women around the world who suffer with loving and accepting who they are, what would you say ?
J: I would tell young girls to embrace what they feel is a flaw, it is a mark of individuality. Whether it be big ears, a gap tooth, or curly hair. Everything we are made of is magic and you have to learn how to use yours for you in your own way. Be gentle with yourself.
Eight: what do you feel needs to be told to our beautiful women of color ? do you feel that us women of color hear those words often ? if not, what can we do as a community to change that. . .
J: I feel women of color have come very far. I am happy to see more women accepting themselves as they are, when I say that I mean wearing what they want and carrying themselves with confidence and spreading love to each other. What I would say to beautiful women of color is that we are made with some of the best things on earth, every woman of color should know that.
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