We had the good fortune of connecting with Ayanna Muhammad and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ayanna, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
As a female motorcycle rider (more of us than most people know) it was time someone created and designed a line of jackets just for us. It is a male dominated field but like most fields when we come into it we like to shine.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Like most people I did the college thing getting not just my Bachelor Degree (Computer Management) but also my Masters in Information System Management. So on paper I have a great career based on my field of study. However like some people the straight path was boring to me. I never really fit into corporate America and I always knew that. Starting my own motorcycle jacket line seem more for me. Just like in Information Technology you have to be creative in designing different applications but there are always still walls you have to stay in. Designing my own line of jackets there was no walls…I could create them how I wanted and make them as sexy as I wanted.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Ponce city market is a great place to start
We would have to visit the Georgia Aquarium along with the Civil Rights Museum
We would have to visit a nice restaurant like Chops
Oh and the tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting sluty vegan
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Family and Friends always but the person that has helped me and motivated me the most to keep going was my grandmother. She really wanted my business to be successful and I just can’t let her down. I know when the good things happen that is her watching over me. My Father is also right there watching over me…one of our last conversations together he explained to me that I needed to step out and do my own thing stop “Balling on a budget” . We both laughed out loud together and that was what I need to know I didn’t have to fit into the role of Corp America and it was ok.
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