Ayanna Muhammad is quickly on the rise! Since her move from Chicago to Atlanta, her success is continuing to rise. With her knowledge of retail and her love for motorcycles, Muhammad decided to join the two concepts to eliminate problems women face when on the market for motorcycle gear. That isn’t all she’s got up her sleeve, Ayanna released her first book, “Enjoy the Ride,” which was released in 2016. Ayanna Muhammad spoke with SHEEN to discuss what it’s like to be a top-selling author and creating an online business for women’s motorcycle gear.
Can you tell us more about who is Ms. Ayanna Muhammad?
I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Atlanta after college to further my career. Atlanta is actually where I learned and fell in love with riding motorcycles. Words can’t really explain my I love when it comes to riding motorcycles and being on the road. It’s a wonderful feeling when you’re able to say you’ve found your passion and love it to the point you make a career of it.
When did you know you wanted to become a designer and a writer?
It wasn’t something I planned, it was something that just happened. As a female rider, I couldn’t find any gear that I thought was both sexy and safe. It was only natural for me to try and design my own line when I realize how many other women were having the same issue as I was. As for becoming a writer, when I learned about the bike world and I realized it was an untold story that I think anybody would love to read more about.
You mentioned that you actually ride motorcycles, when did you get started and how long have you been riding?
I have been riding for 10 years and I got started because I wanted to do something different so I took a motorcycle riding class, I’ve been in love since then.
I’m loving the name, Curvy Riderz Gear, how many designs do currently have and are you looking to have in the near future?
We currently have four designs on our website but several additional designs that I haven’t had created yet, soon will be. My design ideas are endless but I try to stay within what I think women want and some of the suggestions from some of my customers.
Can you tell us what motivated you to write “Enjoy the Ride”? Can you tell us more about it?
Everybody has a story to tell. “Enjoy the Ride” came to me because I know so many women are trying to find that thing they love. We are always looking for that thing we love, however you realize later, it’s because you’re missing the love you should have for yourself first. “Enjoy the Ride” is about a lady who is on her journey of living the “American Dream” which doesn’t fall into place as she thought it would, so she embarks on a journey to recovery and understand how the dream you think is right can be completely different and it can happen to everybody.
What’s coming up next for you?
I am looking to have another book signing soon, as well as a popup shop for both my book and Curvy Riderz Gear line in 2018. I’m also excited to be announce thatwe will be launching additional designs for the line and releasing my second book, so stay tuned.
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