Jearlean Taylor was born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, growing up in a happy home with her parents and five siblings. At two and a half years old, she was diagnosed with Rhabdomysarcoma, a rare vaginal cancer that nearly took her life, but having permanent urostomy and colostomy surgery saved her young life. Jearlean's life has been a journey of unexpected challenges. She would question, "Why did I have to go through this?" and never imagined struggling with low self-esteem, shame, and insecurity would lead to becoming a fashion model in her teens. Journaling her struggles would be a source of internal healing, which then became a book. The adversities Jearlean overcame allowed her to inspire, encourage, and share her testimony around the world.