Staunch Creative, Jestina Weems, Launching New Reality Series on YouTube, "Jes Trying To Make It."
Weems summed up in beautiful expression!
She is the highly energetic, empowerment, influencer, that’s always sharing with her female audience, ways to tap into womanhood, through vehicles of self-love, and grace.
In fact, if you scrolled down her Facebook page, you’ll see posts about well-being, stability, her latest expeditions, business, and resourcefulness.
Weems is particularly endowed about the good, bad, and the rugged parts of life especially, the ebbs and flows for a visionary.
Using a familiar adage adorned with oomph, Jestina Weems is launching a miniseries, “Jes Trying to Make It," shadowing her pivots, and efforts to go on with life regardless of the difficulties.
“Wow! I’ve picked up a couple more hats since the last time we spoke,” she said enthusiastically. “I’m currently working on my documentary, miniseries, Jes Trying to Make it; and that’s why we’re here today, to talk about that. We’re currently in the process of filming, literally in the middle of doing that-- Just came back from California--About to book a couple more flights across, and in the middle of the of the country. Um, we’re working on a single.”
Weems wrapped up studio sessions for the soundtrack that’ll proceed “Jes Trying to Make It.” Weems gave a short rundown, that she’s doing a few TED Talks along with other projects that transpired since announcing the docuseries.
The series will become available on YouTube later. “God, literally just flood opened the gates, and we are just on that canoe enjoying the ride.”
Weens is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, but relocated to New Hampshire (The 603) after the tragic death of her father, Gary Jerome Weems.
While there, she met a young lady by the name of Rema, who she coins as her sister. Rema helped her to feel, and tap into her black girl magic-- This kicked off Weems motivation for self-empowerment... "Before Jes, Jestina wasn't swaggin," she laughed. 'Then, I met my sister and her family, who are from New York, and they're like, 'Girl, hair! Let's do it!' Jes said that she learned makeup, and style tips from Rema. She also says that she was over two-hundred pounds, while playing basketball for school... "But, they showed me how to hold two-hundred, and feel sexy, and do all that. So, that's, really, first, how I started feeling Me Sexual..."
Weems started a platform called Me Sexual , a conduit for dialogue, helping women to become more empowered, inspired and in-love with themselves from the inside of their beautiful cocoons, outward, with affirmations and reminders from one sister, to the next.
Weems is generalizing the conversation and dynamics of life "with flaws" where social media places emphasis on beauty and perfection. By the standards of social media, the attainment for success is seamless, attractive, and illustrious.
Weems is vehement about women’s empowerment … “The best things happen organically,” she uttered.
Although ardent about the subject, Weems didn’t get into the pivotal piece of her journey until she birthed children, and her body began to change. Weems said that women tend to self-doubt, and they stop loving themselves when going through these life changing transformations… ‘The biggest thing for me is, I want to love myself more,” she said.
Weems is Author of children’s book, “Michael and Ralph,” inspired by her two brothers Michael, whom died from Leukemia, and Ralph, whom passed as result of gun violence. Weems is also assistant to Raz B., (former member of B2K).
She’s Broadway promoter, that’s indorsed popular and timeless musicals like ELF, Mama Mia, Cinderella, Chicago, and Bring It On, to name a few shows. She founded O.M.A, a progressive hub for the Black community that fosters responsiveness, viewpoints, and unions amongst the creatives. She's founder of Victims2Victory.Inc.
Weems has a booming career, and she’s navigating many, responsibilities as she stated, but this wasn’t always the case.
Weems served time in prison as a teen, and after that incarceration, she was a homeless dreamer who took a leap of faith by moving to New York. At that phase of her rehabilitation, Weems was a single parent to a one-year-old son. Weems didn’t elaborate on the length of time she lived in desolation, though she remembers this one moment quite fondly while holding up signs that said, “I believe in the American Dream. I just want a job, not welfare… “That day, I got five job offers, “she remarked proudly.
The thoughtful feminist is a pragmatist, which believes in balance, mental wellness, and health. She said in a roundabout way that vulnerability is a perilous space, and sometimes you need to allow openness, to grow; but you don’t need to kill yourself to step into a place of betterment/your purpose-- Women should know it’s not the end.