From personal to professional: Odyssey’s bazaar returns this holiday season

Odyssey crafts

“I didn’t realize that my products were both going to be my platform and my vessel to care for people,” Jasmine Banks told Madison Magazine this past April, describing how she created her business following her mother’s cancer diagnosis. “It didn’t dawn on me that these products were now a different way for me to care for folks.”

Like Jasmine, many Odyssey students are artists and entrepreneurs outside of the classroom, and we’re proud to feature these makers and shakers at our Holiday Bazaar on December 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Odyssey space in the South Madison Partnership building, 2238 S. Park Street. We hope that you’ll come out and join us for some holiday shopping, food, and fellowship!

Odyssey alum Jasmine Banks wants to help you look good, feel good, and be healthy.

Following the passing of her mom after a six-month battle with cervical cancer, Jasmine started researching ingredients in the products she was using and didn’t like what she found: too many additives, chemicals, and toxins. She began making her own, all-natural body products. At first, it was just for her. But soon she brought her health journey to social media. Friends took notice and wanted to buy her products. And from there, Perfect Imperfections was born. A decade later, Jasmine is a certified herbalist who has won numerous business awards.

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