Ashro Woman: Della R.
Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Della R. from Cleveland, OH
When we asked Della who The Ashro Woman is, she said that she is “a strong Black queen.” With that definition in mind, Della herself is undoubtedly an Ashro Woman.
She has gone through those hard young-adult years of self doubt and “running in circles”…and grown into a mature woman who “can stand against the odds”. A lot of that has to do with her grandmother.
Della’s grandmother was another strong Black queen who raised Della from birth—along with Della’s 10 aunts and uncles. She taught Della everything from taking care of herself…to keeping God as the “head of her life”.
Today, lovely Della is a wife, a mother of grown children and a grandmother of two boys. She loves fashion and standing out—whether that’s with her shoes, “My shoe game is up to date,” or in the way she does her hair: with a signature asymmetrical cut—long on one side, short on the other.
While Della still has her battles from time to time, she faces those battles with her Maker, step by step. “My faith is stronger than a giant.”
|Which city do you live?|
|Which state do you live?|
|How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?|
|A strong black queen|
|What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?|
|I’m a homemaker|
|How do you spend your free time?|
|Cooking with my family love praying love God|
|What small thing makes you happy?|
|Being with my family and my grown kids and my two grandsons|
|What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?|
|My lasagna my best dish my family and friends die for it|
|What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?|
|Trying to find myself when I was young adult now I’m grown women 46 yesrs old I’m strong and can stand against the odds|
|Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?|
|My grandma influenced me she raise me from birth my father mother she raise me with her 10 kids which is my aunties and uncles she taught me about self care how to cook and clean how to be in order with life with my hygiene appearance I love to look good when I’m out or even at home I love clothes shoes make up hair done I take care of business when it comes to appearance but my grandma pass away 2006 from heart failure but I still carry on her league and also keep God the head of my life and household without my loving God I’m lost|
|Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!|
|I will volunteer myself help my friend cook or clean for an events|
|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?|
|No one is not in sorority but my cousin is a police officer been for 10 years for Cleveland Ohio|
|What do you love about fashion and style?|
|Fashion bring me out more I love to look different from others also stand out more|
|Has anyone in particular influenced your style?|
|Myself and following the trail my grandma left behind|
|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 get dress up all the time especially when it’s a special events going on I haven’t been to many places due to covid 19 but before covid I will dress to impress impress|
|How has your style evolved over time?|
|It evolved over time with my husband it bring out more excited over time with each other’s for almost 10 years of marriage|
|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!|
|No I don’t care for no hats because I wear my haircut with my long side hair that’s brings the beauty out of me more|
|Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!|
|No I don’t wear no hair wraps that’s not my style|
|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!|
|No I don’t wear no wigs I wear my natural hair|
|Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.|
|I love the Lord I gave my life to Christ almost 15 years ago once I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior my life is better when once in my life I was going around in circle but when I was introduced to God my life be ok God is still working on me I have battles time to time but I pray to my God and time to time read my bible my faith is stronger than a giant|
|Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?|
|I attend to Bethany Christian church what I love about my church my pastor she can preach the gospel and it’s a great church to fellowship with|
|How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?|
|I tell my 3 grown kids to keep their faith pray no matter what life brings you trust in the Lord My grandsons when I do see my grandsons I tell them to pray over there food well they smart anyway when they go visit they great grandma on there mom side they was already taught about Jesus because they tell me my grandma tells me how to pray grandma Della so I’m so flatter to hear this they already prepared how to know God and to allow God take every steps with you it be a crack or a stumble but don’t give up put all your faith and trust in the Lord .|
|Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?|
|Your best advice?|
|Continue to be the black queen you are don’t let no one steal or rob you of you faith|
|What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?|
|How to be strong and take responsibility for any action it taught me how to love and care and show how to share and being a role model the best I can be .|
|Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?|
|Yes I paid my account off I don’t owe any money it took me 3 years to pay off ashro but it help me to build my self-esteem to be more inspiration to other ashro customer it’s a great company and it helps built my credit.|
|Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?|
|Yes my memory i was so excited to know my credit was good to order and pay later on a payment plan I had no clue I just took a chance to see if I was qualified and I was I was so happy I brought my first outfit omg it was so excited they gave me a credit enough to order whatever I wanted yes I love it because my income was enough paying high rent lights and gas cable ECT… Took my money monthly so when I find out I had good credit to buy clothes I was thrill omg I went crazy order all kinds of stuff you should see my closet my shoe game is up to date I’m grateful and bless to have ashro as my family now I paid them off I can enjoy my wardrobe.|
Thanks for inspiring us, Della!
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