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Ashro Woman: Kelly F.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Kelly from Fresno, CA

This beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and breast cancer survivor is all about service. As a public servant for the state of California, she loves helping people. As a woman of faith and a matriarch of her family, she is intentionally training up the next generations—taking her children and grandchildren out each month to deliver hygiene goody bags to the homeless. 

Kelly has great mentors in her parents. “I look up to them for leading by way of example—and practicing what they preach.” 

It was her mom and grandmother who also influenced her personal style the most. In fact, Kelly’s grandmother takes fashion so seriously that she once called Kelly at work with an emergency. What was the “emergency”? Wanting to catalog shop and get help placing an order! To this day, Kelly loves to express herself through her style, wearing headwraps, wigs and hats, too.

Kelly F.
Where do you live (city & state)?
Fresno, CA
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
I love Ashro! Very classy, elegant and unique!
What makes you get up every morning?
The Good Lord wakes me up each morning, and assist customers daily. d
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I work for the State of California. Helping customers. What dislike, I don’t have all answers for all customers.
How do you spend your free time?
Reading, studying and self improvement.
What small thing makes you happy?
Please and Thank you’s makes me happy.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
Barbecue Ribs. Family and friends are allowed to enjoy this dish at my home.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Staying indoors during this pandemic has been a struggling to stay indoors when my work is essential. My greatest triumph is that my family and I are safe.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My parents are my mentors. I look up to them for leading by way of example, and practicing what they preach to my siblings and I.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
Yes! I take my children and grandchildren out once per month to give hygiene bags to the homeless families residing in tents on the side of the roads.
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. My daughter recently pledged but im not certain of the name. She resides out of state.
What do you love about fashion and style?
Fashion speaks volumes to your personality, defines classy ladies, allows statements without communicating verbally, and expresses an individual’s uniqueness!
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My mom and maternal grandmother.
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 dress up for church, charity events, concerts, work, conferences and simply for myself.
How has your style evolved over time?
Yes. Very much.
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!
Yes. I love hats! My grandmother introduced hats to me. I wear them to church, funerals, fashion shows and simple hats casually.
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. Regularly almost daily.
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!
Yes. Especially after after chemotherapy during my breast cancer fight
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Baptist/ Protestant. I am a woman of faith. I allow my light to shine daily.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Yes. Saint’s Rest Missionary Baptist church. I love being spiritually fed.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
I have sge appropriate Bible study sessions with them and practice what I preach.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
Your best advice?
Try it and fall in love with them!
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Life is not as it appears. Take life one day at a time.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
I hope to be soon. Not at the moment.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
My grandmother called me home from work for an emergency. When I arrived, she showed me her catalog and asked that we shop together so I could assist her in placing an order.

Thanks for inspiring us, Kelly!

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