Jasmine stole Weiss to share Micronesian stories
Jasmine Stole Weiss worked for five years as a reporter for Pacific Daily News. Previously, she worked with the Marianas Variety, later renamed The Guam Daily Post, for two years.
Born and raised in Guam, Weiss is of Palauan and Pohnpean descent. She graduated with a BA in Mass Communication and Media Studies from the University of Guam in 2013.
In 2021, she is leaving her post at PDN to work as a freelance writer.
But in the coming months, Weiss will begin to write a column about the Micronesian community.
“I plan to write about the cool things Micronesians are doing on the island off the island,” Weiss said. “I finally have time to see what the Micronesians are doing.”
In The Husk, Weiss’s new newsletter, she features Micronesian business owners and creators. She has also written pungent, often laughing out loud, stories about her experiences at the Guam Regional Transit Authority and the 1,000 worms in her home that compost and shred her trash.
Through the column, Weiss plans to speak to Micronesians who vlog, make jewelry, and create podcasts. But the stories don’t just focus on people who identify as Micronesians. Weiss said she would love to reach translators and academics who help record the history and culture of Micronesia.
“If we do a Micronesian content analysis highlighting Micronesians specifically, I think in the grand scheme of things it’s not common,” Weiss said. “So whatever my luck, I would love to.”
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