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Conversations with Jasmine Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Jones.

Hi Jasmine, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My journey really started on May 17,202o after a bad heartbreak, I was in a very dark place. I started doing nails to occupy my time and my wandering mind. Though being a nail tech did help, I was still triggered from childhood wounds and traumas I thought I was healed from. Being molested at nine years old by an older family member, growing up with a mother that was a drug addict but a functional addict, coming from a dysfunctional family, grew up considered poor, having to fight for my respect as well as hearing rumors that my father wasn’t my father all came rushing back to the surface. I thought I knew love, I thought I loved myself, I thought I was healed. But after being hurt to my core, after losing the part of me that I thought I had a grip of, I realized the healing process never started until I was hurt deeply by what I thought was real love. I didn’t have a guide so I came to the realization that this was my chance to fix me, and start new and the generations after me. I invested in what I depended on in my dark spot as I learn myself, my true authentic self. That’s where beauty from my ashes came into play in my life. At 21 years old, I birth a gift to me, my mother, my family and our healing process I knew anything of at the time. My real first love Kaidyn is 5 now and if it wasn’t for him and the Most High God, I would’ve gave up a long time ago. My son nurtures me and its vice versa. He helped me through it all with just his love alone. Love I can feel and not question, that’s all I yearned for in the first place. Love I needed to not be afraid to heal and accept myself, flaws and all. That was major for me. But once my healing process truly began, I realized my talent, my purpose here and I ran with it. I ran with it with others in mind. I later put together a plan.

Currently, I’m still healing while healing my mother and her wounds, my siblings and others. I didn’t just go deep within for me. Now I understand how important it is to love myself wholeheartedly FIRST! For me, everything that seems bad in the moment isn’t always bad for the future, your future. Now that I’m healing, being a nail tech, a business owner isn’t just to occupy my wandering mind anymore. It’s for a purpose and I have a plan. It’s so many things I want to occupy my time with now not just for me but for other women that has experienced similar traumas I have and struggling with it. I have a plan, a vision, a DREAM to reach down and help heal my black sisters that’s dealing with themselves, childhood traumas, molestation, lacking self-love and many other things. I’m now a strong healing single mother of two amazing boys and to be honest, it’s nothing about my life that I would dare change. It was all necessary! Every day I’m able to recognize the growth in me and be PROUD. I’m not doing nails at the moment because the Most High has me on a very interesting assignment. I’m gonna end it with LIFE IS AMAZING AND THE MOST HIGH IS DOPE! He’s definitely faithful! What I thought broke me, helped HEALED ME!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been easy but most definitely necessary. I struggle with the many thoughts of everything I’ve overcome, people I had to leave behind, people I love but I’ve outgrown them mentally and spiritually. I struggled with overplaying my part and over-loving people that’s didn’t deserve my presence let alone my love, family and all. I didn’t know how to love people from a distance until I understood how important it was for me to give myself that same attention and love.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a nail technician, I’m known for the great work I do as a nail tech and how open I am with my journey with the most high God. From time to time, I go live on Facebook sometimes to pray or just to share bits and pieces of my story when I’m guided to. I’m most proud of the healing and spiritual journey, how bold and firm I’ve become over the past two years. I’m most proud of my growth and how open I am about things I used to be ashamed of, My life! What set me apart from others is how different I am, my strength, my willpower, my boldness and confidence. I love my life now unashamed, unexplained and unapologetically. I’ve embraced everything that has happened in my life, the good, bad and all the ugly. I’m literally an open book.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
My favorite childhood memory was one Christmas I was able to wake up and actually experience a Christmas I never had like every other kid in the neighborhood. My mother, my father and grandparents did the best that they could to get my two siblings and I most of the things we asked for, we all was happy but thankful for what we did get. It was the first real Christmas & a Christmas I never forgot.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: _respectmy_beauty
  • Facebook: Jasminee shontey

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