A MOTHER-of-three from Feltham says she has achieved her dream after setting up an inspirational e-magazine for young people.
Natasha Smith Jones, 32, of Carlton Avenue, has overcome numerous hurdles to establish her own on-line publication, Uve Got Swagga.
The magazine, which officially launched this week, features interviews with sportsmen, musicians and fashion models, among positive role models for young people.
Most of the contributors are from the borough, and the fashion photography was shot in Hounslow Heath.
Ms Smith Jones, who worked in retail and admin before studying journalism and radio at Thames Valley University, said she wants to share her journey with other people who want to achieve something that seems daunting.
She said: "This is a full time job for me now, it's my business. It is a magazine which creates awareness about issues in today's society. My dream has become a reality.
"I want young people to know that they should never give up on their dreams".
Ms Smith Jones had a small budget upon which to create the magazine, and is still looking for support from local businesses for the next issue.
She is selling advertising space to meet the costs of producing the magazine.
So far there has been plenty of interest, with more than 100 people joining a dedicated Facebook group in just a fortnight.
The quarterly magazine has been designed by friend Jerrard Wayne, and Ms Smith Jones has written the majority of the editorial, with some contributors from her journalism course.
The models featured in the first edition, Stephanie Anatole and Jasmin Hinds, are both from Hounslow.
Ms Smith Jones has thanked everyone has helped her get the first issue completed, as well as her three boys Khyrhys, 14, Trae, 4, and Malakai, 2, who have inspired and supported her.
She said: "I am just so excited, I feel there is so much talent in the UK and so much of it is misrepresented, and it's all on our doorstep. I want to tell these stories.
"I have been very fortunate with the team that has helped me make my dream come true. I also want to thank my sons for their patience. When my eldest saw it, he said 'I'm proud of you mum'."
To see the magazine, go to www.uvegotswagga.com