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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jessica Auguste

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Auguste.

Hi Jessica, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
When I was young, I knew I wanted to be an entertainer. The first film that I watched that made me fall in love with film is “what’s love got to do with it” starring Laurence Fishburne and the beautiful Angela Bassett. I used to dance for my church. Later I branched into other genres: hip hop, modern, ballet, and jazz. Because of that, I’ve had the opportunity to dance with Alvin Ailey, Jonte Moaning and many others. My oldest cousin would send me movies to watch ever since we expressed our love for movies. That began my love for films. When I became a sophomore in high school, I started dancing on their dance team. Afterward, I became a well know dancer on the east coast. If it wasn’t for my dance siblings and close family member’s encouragement I wouldn’t be here.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
There were times when I felt as though I was lost and didn’t know what to do. Being a plus-sized dancer, there were times when I was overlooked because of my weight. But thanks to wonderful friends and family, I was able to overcome those insecurities and become a more open and loving person.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an Actress, Dancer, and Director. I am known for my dancing and personality. I also have a production company called The Emerald Empire. I’m most proud of my growth as a person. It’s been a hard but beautiful journey. I believe that what sets me apart from others is my quick and witty sense of humor, authenticity, knowledge, and being unapologetically me.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see the industry in 5-10 years being even more diverse and equal.

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  • Instagram: @Jessslikethat

Image Credits
Professional shots done by Roy Cox photographer.

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