We had the good fortune of connecting with Jahrobi Ihsan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jahrobi, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be long lasting. I would like for people to remember me as a humanitarian. Someone who contributed to knowledge, wealth, and growth within the black community. In terms of my personal traits and characteristics, I want to be remembered by my genuine and loving spirit.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art does not follow a specific structure. I’m not seeking approval when I write. Even though my books are for my readers, my writing process is used for my own personal healing. It was extremely difficult to get to where I am professionally today. I experienced many obstacles that negatively impacted my journey. My optimism, ambition, and faith in God are what kept me strong enough to win battles and achieve success. A huge lesson that I’ve learned along the way is to follow your intuition at all times. Dream big, set goals, and go out and achieve them! With this type of mindset, you’ll always succeed! I want the world to know that I’m determined to make positive changes in my communties by using my artistry, gifts, and talents. I’m dedicated to continuing the advancement of black communities.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I bring my bestie to the A, we’re definitely hitting up all the places listed below: Juicy Crab, Piedmont Park, BQE Restaurant, Trap Museum, Coca Cola Factory, Busy bee cafe, Rahim’s Seafood, and Thumbs Up Diner PERIOD!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Dara Blackman @queendbee on ig.
Facebook: Author Jahrobi Ihsan