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Ashro Woman: Afiya C.

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Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Afiya C. from Bossier City, LA

This beautiful wife, mother and assistant principal is both confident and humble. No stranger to adversity, she was raised by her father after her mother’s death and recently struggled through and survived COVID-19. PRAISES UP!

This woman of faith is also a Silver Star Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sister which means she lives a life of service to others. She volunteers at her church and in her community—and brings her heart to her job.

“Without my faith I would be lost and would not be able to help others.” As an assistant principal at a middle school, it is rewarding for her to see growth in her students but hard when she “can’t save a student from themselves.” The business of loving others and helping others is not easy. Motherhood has taught her some very real lessons.

“If you mess up as a mom, it will be okay. Your children don’t want perfection, just love.”

 


Name
Afiya C.
Where do you live (city & state)?
Bossier City, LA
1. Why are you an Ashro woman?
I am an Ashro woman because I am confident in myself, but I am also very humble.
2. What is your favorite part about fashion and style?
My favorite part about fashion and style is it allows you to take on different personalities.
3. What makes you get up every morning?
My family is my reason for getting up every morning.
4. Your best advice?
My best advice is to always remember no one owes you anything.
5. What small thing makes you happy?
The small thing that makes me happy is date night with my husband.
6. What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle has been letting go of people that hurt me. My greatest triumph is surviving Covid-19 (coronavirus).
7. How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time with family, volunteering with my sorority, or hanging with my girls.
8. What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am an Assistant Principal at Cope Middle School. I like seeing the students growth. I don’t like when I can’t save a student from themselves.
9. Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
I would say my dad has influence me the most in my life. He could have given me to my mom’s side of the family to raise after she died. But, he chose to keep me try to do it himself. I think he did pretty good.
10. What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
My best dish is Mississippi Pot Roast. I make it for my family at home.
11. Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am definitely a woman of faith. It affects my daily living. Without my faith, I would be lost and would not be able to help others.
12. Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Yes, I attend Stonewall Baptist Church in Bossier City. I love the sense of family and our different ministries.
13. What makes you laugh?
My husband and a good comedy show makes me laugh.
14. What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Motherhood has taught me that if you mess up as a mom it will be okay. Your children don’t want perfection just love.
15. Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
I am not an Ashro Credit customer.
16. What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I love to dress up for church events, sorority events and birthdays. I typically get dressed up 1-3 times a month.
17. Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
I wear hats to our annual tea. I don’t wear them to church except on Communion Sunday.
18. Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
I have not worn a wig yet.
19. Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
I don’t wear headwraps.
20. Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. It means to be a servant and to be sisterly. I love it. I am a Silver Star (25 years) this year.
21. Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I volunteer at our church and also do community work with the sorority. I am also part of the C. Wright Pink Ribbon Project that helps those who are battling breast cancer in our area.
22. How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her? Does the brand mean something to you? Any memories associated with the catalog?
I would describe the Ashro woman as inspiring, confident, and caring. I embody her because try to display all of those characteristics.

Thanks for inspiring us, Afiya!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us—then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


 

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Published on Aug 02 2021

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