Phenomenal Women

Published on July 16th, 2011 | by thevyne


Vyne Contributor Spotlight: JaSaun Buckner

NameJaSaun Lorelle Buckner

Hometown: Born and Raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL.  Currently living in Los Angeles
Roles you play in life: Christian, daughter, big sister, aunt, godmother :), girlfriend, best friend, co-founder of D.R.E.A.M.
Education: “The Mecca” Howard University c/o 2000.  University of Southern California c/o 2010
Occupation: Programming & Development at the Oprah Winfrey Network & Independent media producer and consultant.
3 words that describe youBlessed Honest Visionary 
What is your favorite TV show?: I have not created it yet…  Until Then, The 80’s classic sitcom “A Different World” is my favorite with about 5 others in split tie for 2nd place: The Cosby Show, The Wire, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sex & The City, The Twilight Zone”.  I sample everything!
Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?:  Frank Ocean – We All Try
What is your favorite travel destination?: Cape Town, South Africa
What beauty product can’t you live without?: Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Body Scrub.
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: Pray, and then probably call my mother.
Who are your tv/film character fashion inspirations?:  Julia mixed with Denise Huxtable and a dash of Foxy Brown
What is your favorite restaurant?: Ron of Japan- Chicago

What words do you live by?: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.~Henry David Thoreau

What is your biggest accomplishment?: Completing my thesis for my master’s degree at USC.  The process was invaluable.  I have never written anything like a thesis and I have also never had 12 consecutive months of constant constructive criticism. I came out of the experience a better writer, a much better editor, and a stronger woman.  


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2 Responses to Vyne Contributor Spotlight: JaSaun Buckner

  1. James Buckner says:

    “That’s my daughter!!!”

  2. Liked the JaSaun Buckner piece!

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