I’ve been a rockstar since I was 8 years old.
(And I cut my own bangs, just so you know.)
About the Rockstar:
My name is Yasmine. Say it like this: yahss-MEEN. I love the Oxford comma, and have an extremely low tolerance level for multiple exclamation points.
I used to take lots of photographs and use flickr as an exercise in practicing brevity, but the brevity part didn’t work out so well. This is what happens when you make friends.
I’m 38, and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California) with my husband and our two daughters, a teenager and a toddler.
Oh, and I love emails! Send me one.
About the Website:
Sweep the Sun used to be Sweep the Sunshine prior to 2019, and the blog title was inspired by a collection of short stories by Hanan al-Shaykh, entitled I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops. In the collection’s title story, a mother, exasperated by her daughter’s fascination with the sun and its warmth, remarks disparagingly, “What can you do with the sun? Sweep it off rooftops?” Something like that.
I began blogging at the beginning of 2003, when I was an undergrad college student and blogs were personal journals and there were no such things as influencers and affiliated links. The community of friendships that grew out of those early and ensuing years is one of the biggest joys of my life.
It has been years since I’ve updated this blog in any regular fashion, but I have a soft spot (and a ton of nostalgia) for this sunny space on the web.