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Ashro Woman: Angelique M.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Angelique M. from South Holland, IL

“I like working in the classroom with my special needs children because when they accomplish something, it puts such a great smile on their face. The way their eyes light up is an amazing thing to see.” 


Angelique M.
Which city do you live?
South Holland
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
The Ashro woman is someone who is confident and takes pride in how she looks and carries herself, she is a professional woman, a wife, a mother, a friend. She is someone you need to know.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am a Paraprofessional and a Home health worker. I like working in the classroom with my special needs children because when they accomplish something it puts such a great smile on their face and they wat their eyes light up is an amazing thing to see. Knowing that I was a part of them learning is such a great feeling. I like being a home health worker because some of my clients are lonely and they just want someone to talk to while you are there and it keeps them from feeling lonely and they are so appreciative of the help that you are providing for them and itmakes me feel good knowing that I am making adifference in there lifeno matter how small the task is. The only thing that I don’t like about working with the kids is when they feel like they are not loved and that they give up on them selves that makes me sad.
How do you spend your free time?
resting when possible, spending time with my grandchildren, and doing things with my church.
What small thing makes you happy?
Watching a beautiful love story because I lovwatching people fall in love.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
My homemade Peach Cobbler. I make it for family, Church and work functions.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle was losing my Husband this year and trying to take care of our home.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My Mother for how she has delt with her illness that she has lived with for the past 25 years. My oldest Daughter because of how strong she is and how she is with her children.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I volunteer with most of my church events. We sponsor a child namedblessing in Africa and we have been able to not just help her but her whole family and the village which was a goal of ours.
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?
What do you love about fashion and style?
The colors and the shape of a garment as well as I like to just know that when I walk into a room my outfit will be notice because of the quality of the fabric and how it was made.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
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?
Church sometimes, cultural events at work, and if I do go out as well as a wedding.
How has your style evolved over time?
I prefer to look classy and sexy at the same time. I love a great suit when I can find one that will fit properly and be comfortable at the same time.
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!
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
Yes when I have on an Afro-centric outfit or putting on a performance at church or work.
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!
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Yes. Without my faith I don.tknow where I would be and how I would have been able to handle my loss. I know that God is the reason for so many wonderful things that have happen to me,
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Yes. Kingdom Ministries International. I love my pastor and the woman in my church because we support each other as well as hold each other accountable when it comes to doing the right thing in our relationships. We can be honest with each other and not get offended because we do it in love. we are a small church but we are from a main church in Lansing Michigan. We alsohave a church in Ughanda Africa’
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
I am trying to pass certain things onto them, the main thing is to trust and believe in Jesus Christ but they have to find their own path when it comes to a church or denomination.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
Your best advice?
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Just to love them and learn from your mistakes because motherhood is one of the hardest jobs that you will have and forgive yourself for the mistakes that you will make.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
yes I am. I am greatful for Ashro being the first to take a chance on me with credit after a long hall of not being able to get any. When they approvedme for a credit liit of $300 I was first shocked and so happy that I was determined to use my credit and pay back what I used. I did not want to let them down or make them regret taking a chance on me. As time went on they increasedmy credit that it opened the door for others to take a chance on me and I will always be greatful for Ashro trusting me with a line of credit.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
My mother-in-law was receiving the magazine and shewasordering what she callsher church suits with the matching hats and she ask me to look at a suit that she wanted to order to see what I thought about it, that was the first time I saw what I called sharp elegant close for a woman of color and I got excited and said one day I will be able to order from this catalog.

Thanks for inspiring us, Angelique!

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