Bel-Air’s Jazlyn Martin is Our Summer ’23 Cover Girl

By Andréa Butler

Triple threat. College student. Hardcore vegan. And more. Bel-Air’s Jazlyn Martin is here for all the things.

Peep her cover and read an excerpt of her story below:

Ong, there’s really no role Jazlyn Martin would ever turn down. Empathy is her driving force, and sis is not in the business of gatekeeping; she’s a storyteller. Periodt. “I feel like I would still find some truth in [it] because I feel like saying no to a story is saying no to a part of myself that I can explore,” she says. “Even if I, Jazlyn, don’t resonate with [a] character or [a] story, someone else does, and I feel like I have more of an obligation to share that story because I’m conflicted with it.”

There’s one exception …

Subscribe here by July 31, 2023 to have this issue be the first in your subscription. Or, pick it up on Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million newsstands beginning the first part of August.

Jazlyn Martin on the cover of Sesi magazine's summer 2023 issue. Her hair is in a half up (topknot) half down look. She's wearing a lime green two piece set with a purple crop top underneath.

Photographer: Nathalie Gordon
Photography Assistant: Don Holtz
Styling: Amy Hirt
Hair: Kachay “Caché” Dorsey
Makeup: Sarah Nelson
Cover Design: Jamie Yu

And, while you wait for your issue to arrive, take a behind-the-scenes look inside Jazlyn’s cover shoot:


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