We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacia Tuppince a.k.a ATLSTACY and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacia, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from the heart of the south of Atlanta, GA. My background as a child was not everything I always wanted but it was worth everything my mom could give. Living with my mom seeing her do her best to raise me made me do nothing but want to go harder for her as I got older. Coming from living in the “ghetto” or “hood” as many would say, I can say I have made a strong impact on the person I am today. Without these struggles and obstacles I wouldn’t know how to keep going despite the mistakes of haters that came my way. I was brought up in church learning to reap what you sow. You do good things then good things will happen and vice versa. I of course made mistakes that contributed to consequences but after learning I made sure to turn that mistake right to get good things out!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I just recently graduated from The Illustrious Savannah State University receiving my B.A. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Multimedia & Digital Communications. With this degree I have ben presently active within the education systems teaching and informing our future youth of the Methods of Media which are significant to our society. To get where I am today was not a easy journey. I can honestly say I went through hell and high waters to be where I am today which is still not the very top but somewhere close. I certainly prayed for and believed in better days until they came. When I graduated I felt I reached my fullest potential for the reason I was put on this earth. Of course there is more learning to go and many more obstacles but I believe I have overcome some of the hardest.
Along the way I have learned to always stand on what I believe in and take risk. If you don’t take risk you’ll never know what you can amount to. I never let gone tell me sky is the limit because as my God mom has always told me “The sky isn’t the limit you can go higher!” So when I heard that I knew I could amount to anything I believed in. Knowing my mom did not get the ability to do the things I did makes me happy knowing that she is proud to see me being the best daughter she has raised.
My brand and business was built behind my grandad passing. When he passed I began to see butterflies a lot more than ever and I still do to this day which lets me know that he’s proud of me. And also the self confidence that some females lack. I want the world to know that a caterpillar will eventually turn into butterfly and when it does it will flutter and live life to its fullest potential. When you put these lashes on always believe in yourself, know that you are beautiful, know that you are worth it, and that you matter no matter what anyone may say.
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?
If it’s the summer time then of course we OUTSIDEEEE !
I would take them to see downtown first and visit different attractions like Zoo Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Factory, or even the Georgia Aquarium. We could take a stroll through Centennial Park or we could ride the bikes/scooters available to the public.
When it’s time to eat I’d sit in traffic all day to go to Chef Kodak on Edgewood and get the pasta or go chill and we could go to Blaqhaus Atl and devour some of their delightful dishes while enjoying drinks and hookah.
On the weekends we could enjoy the “Atlanta Night Life” all through the city. It’s so many places to name but to name a few Opium, Elleven45, or just go to ‘Old Nat’. Or we could just chill and go bowling/skating and make memories as friends because that is always a vibe as well.
Following my some good brunch and good vibes I would go to The Hive in Buckhead. The place is lovely the food is great vibes at everything and the service is immaculate.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would firstly like to thank God for allowing me to be imperative when it comes to my success and give me such personality that involves me being able to connect to the right people.
Secondly I want to give a big shoutout to, my overseer and shadow, my mother! Late nights and frustrated days she never gave up on me and she is always a great listener when it comes to new ideas for the business.
And lastly, I can’t seem to say it enough! My team (my best friends) and my ambassadors deserve the world without them my business wouldn’t be as successful as it is what it bout their promotion and purchases. They stayed down so of course they here for the come up.
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