We had the good fortune of connecting with Leyah Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Leyah, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
Professionally, the end-goal of ASG Stationery is to share my creations with brown girls around the world. Ultimately, I am looking forward to my products being easily accessible and featured in all major retail stores.
It is my intention that ASG Stationery makes all brown and black girls everywhere feel productive, empowered and represented in a world where we sometimes feel excluded.
What should our readers know about your business?
ASG Stationery is a celebration of black women!
Our purpose is to celebrate and highlight black women, through our beautifully illustrated designs. Our objective is to help women take charge of their lives and achieve their goals by providing tools (notebooks/journals, planners, calendars, pens, etc.) to assist in organizing, planning and manifesting all the things they desire.
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.
Atlanta screams nightlife, nightlife, nightlife! When people think of Atlanta, they think of good vibes and fun. If I had any friends coming for a visit, I know they would not expect anything short of that. There is so much to do here; shopping, great food, museums, spas, and of course nightclubs and lounges.
My weekly itinerary would go something like this:
Day 1: Breakfast/Brunch at Atlanta Breakfast Club
Day 2: Tour of the city to see all the historical monuments and most popular sights (MLK Center, Jackson Street Bridge, Georgia Aquarium etc.)
Day 3: Shopping at Lenox/Perimeter mall then stepping into some night life fun (SkyLounge, Sivas, Pasha)
Day4; Daytime fun–Top Golf, roof top vibes for drinks at Ponce City Market.
Day5: A day of Atlanta’s finest restaurants
Day6: A full day of wine tasting at Chateau Elan
Day 7: Ending with some picnic park fun at Piedmont Park or maybe a bike ride through the city at the Beltline.
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 want to dedicate this shoutout to my close family and friends. Since losing my mom earlier this year, they have been encouraging me to keep going when I felt like giving up. They have been on this journey with me, and I am so thankful for them. They deserve all the recognition!