Embrace what you were born with because it is beautiful.
I had the distinct pleasure to be invited to share my books with TVJs Business Review. GOD ALONE!
I now have three published #childrensstories, 2 were released during the Pandemic, and others set in queue for publication.
I am so #grateful. The days are so full; overflowing the brim with tasks and obligations, each moment allotted to maneuvering life's challenges. As I look back how amazed I am to see what God has allowed me to do. Despite. Or perhaps, because of.
I am grateful, and I hope my outpouring is a blessing to you.
The Crown That I Wear featured on the Island Child Style's Runway Launch in November 2022.
The Crown stands for encouraging young Black girls to love their hair, themselves and to be bold as they take on the Runway of Life. The Crown also reminds adult women to love themselves with a gentle compassion for the past and yet a fierce protection of who (we) are for the generations to come.
The Crown also stands to remind us that we are Queens, daughters of the Most High, and valuable in every way. As we are.
The Crown That I Wear is scripted to encourage and inspire young girls, women of all ages, and the people who encounter us in every step of life.
THE CROWN THAT I WEAR
The Children enjoyed the spotlight at ISLAND CHILD STYLE.
Strutting down the proverbial Runway of Life, these ladies showed the crowd their confidence garnered as part of diving into the wonder of who they are, embracing their beauty, encouraging their new friends and showcasing the splendor in their Crowns.
The Crown is a reminder of our heritage; not to be discounted but rather, Celebrated. As we Celebrate, we heal the hurt in our hair, our hearts and our humanity.
These young ladies wore their hair out loud on the ISLAND CHILD STYLE runway, in all of its natural glory. With their heads held high, they strutted their beauty, and the crowd applauded.
May life mimic the BOLDNESS of these girls, and the loving reception of the onlookers.
THE CROWN THAT I WEAR
3 year old Dara is in a terrible mood when her tower of blocks comes tumbling down! She is pouting, frowning and crying - there is absolutely no trace of her smile anywhere! The story tells of efforts to calm down a devastated Dara and to return the missing smile to her face. They search high and low, going to and fro! But I wonder where they will find Dara’s smile! Told in rhyme to exercise and entice the word usage of toddlers and young infants.
David and Dervin are fictional characters in a typical Kingston Landscape. A boy living with his parents in uptown Kingston, and a less privileged boy living down the lane. (Also with his parents).
The objective is to show the alignment of life. What we want is being brought to us in ways that may not make sense to us – and our job in bringing it to us is to focus on it, to help others and to believe. To be kind and active in our daily tasks will place us in the right position to receive that which we want. There is enough for everyone.
This Christmas, and always, DREAM like you were a child. BE KIND like it doesn’t take from you. GIVE like it fills you up. And BELIEVE like your life depended on it.
The story is set on a Saturday, hair washing day, when a young girl’s questions indicate to her mother who is combing her hair, that is it time to teach her daughter a lesson. The story meanders through the tale of our journey and associates our hair with the steps through our history to the present, giving the young girl a vital lesson in what makes her who she is, evoking pride and respect for the journey, and her hair. It is told in rhythm and rhyme using words that will encourage learning, in a melody that sways from here to there- all the while keeping the rhyme.
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Kjaerebooks is the name under which Kamille shares her stories. The first story – “Has Anyone Seen Dara’s Smile” is geared toward the toddler in developing skills in selecting emotions which will later lead to a pointed awareness and healthy management of feelings. Jingle Bell Lights, the second publication under KJAEREBOOKS, tells the tale of David and Dervin, fictional characters in a typical Kingston Landscape as they learn about the alignment of life and how being kind and active in our daily tasks will place us in the right position to receive that which we want. There is enough for everyone. A The third story to be released is currently in production at the time of this article. It is geared toward an older child, with an intention to evoke a sense of pride in, and respect for Afro-textured hair.
Kamille has embraced her passion for writing and intertwined it with her myriad interests, all with a view to uplift and entertain. All her stories have subtle teaching points for children and adults alike, and are designed to uplift, inspire and empower young children with her unfolding line of books to encourage thoughtful, confident and healthy children. Kamille believes in encouraging our community to become our best selves, for the benefit of ourselves, and by extension the community. Ubuntu: I am, because we are. Kamille is a lover of buildings and the environment, photography, poetry and travelling. People inspire her writings daily and she pours it into literary pieces and photography. Kamille is a Chartered Structural Engineer, and a real estate professional. She leads a successful engineering firm in Kingston, Jamaica. Service to God is the basis for her work.
KJAEREBOOKS IS A line of children’s stories designed to encourage a positive approach to everyday situations. They are Jamaican, because the author is Jamaican. The stories are to foster a healthy self-image, compassion, patience, understanding and kindness among other traits, sprinkled with God-sense and doused with love.
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Kamille Jackson commenced her engineering career at the University of Technology, Jamaica, and is a Masters graduate of the Victorian University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She graduated in 2000. She worked in the Oilfield industry in Norway, UK, and West Africa. She returned to Jamaica, the land she loves, and is now a Chartered Structural Engineer with ISTRUCTE out of the UK. She operates her consulting firm, THREE:23 PROJECTS LTD in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Kamille commenced her real estate career in 2010 with Coldwell Banker Jamaica Realty. A civil and structural engineer by training, she incorporates her skills for the benefit of her clients. She does real estate sales, leases, both commercial and residential and offers engineering support services for upgrades, renovations and inspections. She also serves in the development process for engineering services with the benefit of the added skillset for the real estate demand specifications of buyers.
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Kamille's passion is geared toward sustainable development for Jamaica especially in the context of the built and engineered environment. She enjoys art and fine photography, travelling, poetry and real estate. She is an author of a line of children’s books, the first of which was published in 2018, and is currently working on releasing her second book. She is a runner and a member of New Phase Club in Kingston, a member of the Jamaica Photography Society, the Georgian Society of Jamaica, and the Realtors Association of Jamaica together with the National Association of Realtors, and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Her service to God is the basis for her work.
She enjoys photologging structures, buildings and pieces thereof. As if they have souls, that can only be discerned in the quiet of the moment -captured, the buildings seem to speak to her.