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April 26, 2021

Special Guest: Jaz Brown - Facing Adversity One Problem at A Time

Special Guest: Jaz Brown - Facing Adversity One Problem at A Time

In today’s episode, Jay is joined by Jazmine Brown of “Just Jazz”. She has a podcast and YouTube channel. She utilizes her authenticity and position to empower people.


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In today’s episode, Jay is joined by Jazmine Brown of “Just Jazz”. She has a podcast and YouTube channel. She utilizes her authenticity and position to empower people.

Episode Highlights: 

  • 3:08: It all started on November 13th, 1991, that is when Jazmine was born. Soon after, she found herself in the hospital.
  • 4:00: Within a few weeks, doctors found out about Jazmine’s conditions, and she was in the hospital for two years. In order to survive, she needed a breathing tube.
  • 4:48: Jay sympathizes with her situation and tries to find something positive in the love and care that Jazmine received.
  • 5:04: Jazmine shares her ordeal in foster care and how she was shifted to brand-new medical care because of her condition. She was the first resident.
  • 5:25: Her respiratory therapist took care of her and later become her foster parent.
  • 6:49: She later got adopted by one of her home care nurses.
  • 7:49: Jay is amazed by her roller-coaster ride.
  • 11:44: Jazmine jokes about her uniqueness and how she is only 2ft 9 inches tall.
  • 15:29: Jay and Jazmine discuss how people are insensitive and forgets or choose not to wear a mask, thus putting others at risk.
  • 19:08: Jay wanted to know about one of the worst hurdles faced by Jazmine and how she overcame it.
  • 24:35: Jazmine shares a lesson she learned in high school – “What we see in the mirror is not what everybody sees.”
  • 27:38: Jay shares a heartfelt story about his friend’s suicide.
  • 37:27: Jay points out there are a large group of people who don’t know how to react when they come across someone who has a disability.
  • 40:30: Jay talks about his childhood in Florida and how he knows every inch of it.
  • 44:35: Jay shares a classic example – It is all about perspective, you don’t know the guy honking at you is a jerk or has an actual emergency.
  • 49:35: Jazmine talks about her love to make people happy.

3 Key Points:

  1. Jazmine talks about her breathing condition because of which she uses a tube and also shares about her dwarfism. They are not connected though.
  2. Jay and Jazmine discuss racial discrimination and the empathy they have received from different people.
  3. Anxiety and confidence were the biggest hurdles for Jazmine. Now that she is confident, no one really notices her disabilities.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “For my doctor, I am supposed to be the sickest person; but I am one of the healthiest - sickest people.” - Jazmine Brown
  • “Being in-authentic is a slap on your own reality.” - Jazmine Brown
  • “Taking yourself out of the picture and committing suicide, because you are not happy is a selfish act.” - Jazmine Brown

Resources Mentioned:

Jazmine Brown: YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/JazBrown

Twitter: TheRealJazBrown | Instagram: TheRealJazBrown

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Jazmaine Brown

Youtube Influencer

Just Jaz Goal: My goal is to spread love and education in a humorous and fun way. I am disabled and it comes with a few challenges. Though I don't view myself as such, unfortunately, others do. So through storytelling, I hope to share my life experiences with all of you! My hope is that as you all watch me (almost) daily you will find that disability is not a stigma! I am just like all of you. I just handle certain situations in a different manner.