Former Dallas Journalist's Tweet Turned Essay On 'Muslim Women Do Things' Earns Six Figure Book Deal

Born in England, Yasmin grew up in London and moved to the United States in 2011 for a job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. She then went to journalism school at the University of Toronto. The News hired her as soon as she graduated in 2014, when she moved to Rowlett.

Yasmin treasured the opportunity to "cut my teeth" in a big-city newsroom, where, as fate would have it, The News just happened to have a scientific expert on staff when Ebola invaded Dallas. 

But she was also involved in another big story — the downtown Dallas police shootings on July 7, 2016, when five officers were killed and nine others wounded. Yasmin was part of the breaking news reporting team named Pulitzer finalists in 2017. 

Yasmin called the honor bittersweet. 

"It was so incredible to get recognition for our hard work," she said, "but it truly was an awful incident that happened right near our newsroom."

But now, a much happier story awaits, when Yasmin and Azim release their book. 

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