Yasmine identifies as Afro-Caribbean and is active in bringing awareness of social stigmas involving colorism. She is an active advocate for the LGBTQIA community, climate change, family equality and children with learning differences. An NYU graduate school alum, Yasmine’s interest in writing high-concept is informed by her upbringing and exposure to mystical elements. Her grandfather was a Taino Shaman and taught her the ways of natural healing. On the other hand, her father was a drug lord and the head of a notorious gang in New York City. Her early exposure to mysticism and the hardened street culture informs her writing and colors her worlds with radical, never-seen characters and wild plots.