Yesi recalls turning down a role to stand up for what she truly values. "This might seem like a negative, but I promise it's not. The reason that it is memorable is that often as performing artists we feel like we are at the mercy of someone else's approval of our image, voice, and talent," Yesi shares. It was empowering to realize that she has the right to build her career in whatever way she wants. "There are endless opportunities out there and we do not have to settle for the minimum just because we love our art." Yesi's desire for all artists is to pursue the opportunities that are joy-fillers and self-empowering to realize all that one can bring to the table.
Her musical journey started at a very young age. "I have been singing and making music my entire life, as a child I would come up with melodies and words that I would sing all day long. I was the kid humming in class all day," says Yesi.