Yasmin Shiraz wrote Retaliation—a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. It was selected as a top Ten Quick Pick by the American Library Association.
She is the author of The Blueprint for My Girls: How To Build A Life Full of Courage, Determination & Self Love
(Simon and Schuster) and five other books. Her best selling “Blueprint” empowerment series is utilized as a self esteem, motivational, and educational tool at middle and high schools, after school programs, non-profit youth centers, as well as Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country.
Her first documentary production, Can She Be Saved?, which she wrote and directed—examined violence among middle school girls.
Shiraz is also the director of Growing Up Positive
which examines HIV among young adults, The Difference--a film about teen suicide and They Call Me Dae, a narrative short film which explores the life of a teen bully.
Shiraz has produced unscripted and scripted programming for network, internet and production companies.
Her projects have received national and international programming and film awards including a Canne Film Festival Acceptance. She counts the DIY network, Yahoo, DC Dept of Mental Health among her producing clients.