Yasmine Walker was introduced to the world of journalism and writing through their mother whom worked several jobs, one being a freelance journalist for several American newspapers. Their intrigue grew into interest when they spent most of their childhood and teen years in libraries after discovering Keren David’s ‘When I was Joe’ trilogy that propelled them into the literary world.
After discovering their deep seeded love for books they ravished the fiction shelves of every library they came across, leading to the discovery of many of the books that have influenced their writing style to date. (These books can be found on their online bookshelf here.
They are currently studying a BA in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University and once they graduate they hope to join the university’s lecturing programme. Hoping to become a jack of most trades they hope to help the next generation of writers whilst still progressing in their own writing career by taking on projects along the way.
Due to their very specific world experience (being a gay, agender Arab/Briton) they try to reach out and speak to fellow minority readers and writers in order to not only make sure that the minority have more representation but to also make sure that the people that are usually left behind don’t continue to feel alone in their experiences of sexuality, gender identity, national identity, etc.
Outside of the literary world Yasmine tends to spend a majority of their time playing video games, catching up on some of their many TV shows and hanging around with their family, friends, dog and girlfriend.