Meet Our Professional Homegirl of the Week: Kasmir Jones
1. Social Handles
- Personal: Instagram and Twitter @kasmiralyse
- Business: Instagram @thecultureshiftmag
- Twitter: @thecultureshift
2. What do you do?
Creative Art Director, Archivist, Writer, Poet, Graphic Designer, Filmmaker, Photographer, Founder of The Culture Shift, 1/2 of FubuFilms + WymninBlack etc. I sorta dabble into a lot and I don't really like labels or putting myself in a box creatively. I believe artists shouldn't have to subscribe to just one thing. We are multi-dimensional beings and ain't no telling what we can do once we try a thing.
3. What motivates you?
Seeing not only my black people, but my black women out here flourishing, taking up space, ascending into their highest of selves, and tapping into their power and doors they've never though they could unlock. Black women so multi-faceted and it is so dope. But word to Issa Rae, I'm rooting for everybody black.
I am also motivated between the space of where I am and where I see myself to be and the unknown. People fear the unknown or view the unknown as this scary place. But, I think the mystery of the unknown is 'good scary' enticing. I may not know what's on the other side but I'm going to take that leap of faith and whatever happens will happen. I know that at the end of the day, all things work together for my good.
4. How do you balance between your career, side hustles, and your social life?
What's balance? haha. Hm, balance is something that I am working on HONESTLY, being that I am super impulsive and I do so many things at once sometimes, it can be hard to adapt a bit, yet it can be overwhelming but I get a rush out of it. (I know that sounds crazy LOL). BUT, balance is definitely important. What I have been doing and starting to really enforce in my life is making lists. Lists HELP SO MUCH. Especially, when it comes to deadlines. I know for me personally, like if I don't make a list, or somehow put it in my calendar, it will not get done.
As far as socially, I believe that a social life is necessary but so is self-care. Knowing when to unplug and detach from social media and people and things is vital to regroup, recharge and realign yourself.
5. What does Professional Homegirl means to you?
Professional Homegirl means everything. Acknowledging women who are out here hustling, grinding, getting it by any means is special. Especially for the homegirl that sometimes need that reassurance that she's right where she needs to be. Also, that you see her. It's good to be seen, recognized and acknowledged for all the things you do when you feel like nobody else see's you. I admire and appreciate the Professional Homegirl. S/o to you!
6.What advice would you give to young women who want to pursue their dreams?
It can be disappointing when you see yourself in one position, but naturally in reality you aren't there (JUST YET) and when you are working so hard and you feel like it's been forever, you think you will never get there or "in time enough" because social media got you feeling like the pace you are going is too slow or what you're trying to do and where you're trying to go isn't valid because big publications only see people with thousands of likes on their photos and 10k followers. Just know that, you are exactly where you need to be. Don't compare your journey with someone else's either because you have no idea what they have endured to get there, just like they don't know what you may go through daily in trying to accomplish the things you want to do. Stay focused, surround yourself with high vibrational folk, drink water, put in those 10,000 hrs, exfoliate your skin, eat good, create what you want, stay focused and network, network, network. Work the system, don't let the system work you. You got this queen.
The Culture Shift will be launching at the end of December!