We had the good fortune of connecting with Ase Omavuaye Otite and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ase Omavuaye, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
A year ago, I read a book called, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It highlights the importance of good relationships, both personal and professional, and has helped me focus on how I connect with people. It has tips on how to implement valuable skills, like remembering people’s names and previous conversations, which I’ve found have helped me improve my relationships.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an author. An artist. I love to express myself, particularly through photography, music, and words. Writing gives me the creative freedom to bring ideas in my head to life. I see art everywhere and I’m constantly capturing it through my camera lens, or with a pen.

My storybook, Happystarville, teaches great morals to young children; allowing them to see how the consequences of their actions affect those around them. When we equip children early with core skills, like self-awareness and empathy, they grow up to positively impact their families and communities.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A Fun-Packed 7-Day Itinerary:

Monday: Rest!

Tuesday: Food from Taco L1000000; a Mexican food truck in Marietta that’s an amazingly good hidden gem.

Wednesday: Check out Atlanta attractions like CNN, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, The King Center (MLK), Underground Atlanta, and Avalon in Alpharetta.

Thursday: Retail therapy (and cardio) at the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

Friday: Lounge hopping in Buckhead and Midtown.

Saturday: Rent bicycles to ride around Piedmont Park.

Sunday: Brunch at Ray’s on the River.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout “Brown Girls Read” by Nicke Haney. This amazing organization is dedicated to empowering young girls to read. They focus on encouraging the girls to dream big and achieve anything they set their minds to.

Website: https://happystarville.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happystarville/
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/happystarville
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Happystarville/
Youtube: https://youtu.be/fuskLDOPYn0

Image Credits
Kivenchy, Ase Omavuaye Otite, Ngozi Omenka, Dana Eason

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