The Story Behind This Woman’s Viral Mugshot Is Pretty Incredible

January 11, 2018  |  

If you don’t know about God, let Shia Milan Yearwood tell you how he works. The 24-year-old started 2018 off experiencing what she called “the roughest month of my life,” but now just days later things are turning around for her. And it’s all because of the photo above.

Well, the mugshot to be exact, posted by Twitter handle @CharlotteMugs after the North-Carolina woman was arrested January 3. But the thing is, no one cared about what landed Shia behind bars, as the first reply to the photo shows, all anyone wanted to know was, “Okay but who did her hair??” The answer: Shia did it herself.

A day later Shia retweeted her own mugshot with the hashtag #BraidsByShia and the caption “Can’t hold me back either,” and 4,500 retweets and 9,000 likes later, the hairstylist is now receiving more braid requests than she can manage. And it’s all because she made the decision to “clown myself before I got clowned,” as she explained to Refinery 29.

“I wanted to show my social media [followers] that my year started off garbage and yet I was still here. Still standing. Holding my head up high, trying to secure the bag by any means.” That’s actually part of the reason she installed the braids in the first place. She told the site, “I mentally prepared myself because I knew I didn’t want to look rough or ugly in the picture. I had been jumped a couple of days before, so I was still bruised. I didn’t want to give the person who had me arrested any more power. I didn’t want him to see me sad, mad, or hurt over a picture. I didn’t want him to see me down or bruised up.”

On Instagram, Shia gave an even more in-depth praise report, noting how she turned this negative into a positive.

“I keep getting asked to do interviews and tell my story. Lol now y’all know me. This I funny to me bc A Lame Had me arrested. Jumped and beat on. Snatched my kid. Turned our phones off and got missing took the car we shared and moved out an apt by myself. I had the roughest month of my life and this is how I started my new year. Now let me tell y’all how God works. I thought I should take my pic with my braids bc I knew the Charlotte mugshot page was gonna do me dirty lol. So I said fuck it. Ima retweet it and shout out my braids. Now I’m getting asked to do interviews. Give my story. Tell how I turned my negative to positive. THIS IS HOW. Walk in the truth. Stay true to who you are. You thought I was tripping off what you did to me. I knew you were trying to break me. I knew you were trying to hurt me and you wanted to see me in jail. Well guess what baby? Thank you 😘. Frfr bc of you and your lame assness. Deposits are rolling in. New clients. New reach of people. New support and most of all. I wasn’t broken. I stood up tall and proud and I held my head high bc I wasn’t ashamed of shit. I let my work speak for itself and I let my God work for me! We turning lemons to lemonade all year baby.”

I keep getting asked to do interviews and tell my story. Lol now y’all know me. This I funny to me bc A Lame Had me arrested. Jumped and beat on. Snatched my kid. Turned our phones off and got missing took the car we shared and moved out an apt by myself. I had the roughest month of my life and this is how I started my new year. Now let me tell y’all how God works. I thought I should take my pic with my braids bc I knew the Charlotte mugshot page was gonna do me dirty lol. So I said fuck it. Ima retweet it and shout out my braids. Now I’m getting asked to do interviews. Give my story. Tell how I turned my negative to positive. THIS IS HOW. Walk in the truth. Stay true to who you are. You thought I was tripping off what you did to me. I knew you were trying to break me. I knew you were trying to hurt me and you wanted to see me in jail. Well guess what baby? Thank you 😘. Frfr bc of you and your lame assness. Deposits are rolling in. New clients. New reach of people. New support and most of all. I wasn’t broken. I stood up tall and proud and I held my head high bc I wasn’t ashamed of shit. I let my work speak for itself and I let my God work for me! We turning lemons to lemonade all year baby. #SecureTheBag2018 @hairbyshia #HairbyShia #BraidsByShia

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Because Shia is still handling court issues and a custody battle she hasn’t established a regular schedule for styling but if you’re looking for a new ‘do this weekend, here is her current availability and pricing. #LookatGod

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