Vyne Contributor Spotlight: JaSaun Buckner
Name: JaSaun 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 you: Blessed 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.