Yasmin Shiraz is the author of more than 13 books. All of her books are inspired by her real life experiences. The Tisha Ariel Nikkole series was inspired by her years running the hip hop/entertainment magazine Mad Rhythms. While running the magazine she interviewed hip hop superstars including Sean P. Diddy Combs, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., and Lil' Kim.
Her community based work with youth led her to write the young adult novels Accused and Retaliation as well as the upcoming release, Loyal. She also wrote The Blueprint for My Girls empowerment books and runs The Blueprint for My Girls Empowerment Network.
In addition to her community activities, Yasmin is the CEO of Still Eye Rise Media where she is a screenwriter and film producer. She wrote and produced several documentaries, short films and web series.
Her tribe, lovingly called 'The Yas-Maniacs' watch her 5 times a week on Periscope and FB Live as she shares morning pep talks.