black woman with grey passion twist in a wide brim hat with leather jacket, tie front top and wide leg jeans

Hey Introvert, my name is Ashley Strickland-Horne. By day, I run a Virtual Assistant Business and at night I am a sewing maniac. I started sewing when I was in high school and made my first pair of PJs. Ironic, that now I get to work in them. I loved sewing but was such a busy body that I didn’t have time to keep up with it after I finished my first sewing class. I went on to college and double majored in Theater and Spanish, ventured into adulthood, and got a 9 to 5. After 6 years of being told what to do from breaks to meals, I had enough. Call it the Leo in me or free spirit. I just say I knew what I didn’t want and was on the verge of figuring out what I did. I started my career as a Virtual Assistant CEO helping small companies grow and that allows me to have more flexibility to be at home and sew.

I battled depression and found that crafting helped with not focusing on all the mess that I thought had gone wrong in my life.  It makes me feel great when I see my finished garment because I know all the work I put into it and maybe this blog will help inspire you to sew or doing something else you used to love to do. I am a true believer in self-care. For me, the clothes may look great on the outside, but it’s the euphoria I feel making them that makes me feel great inside.

What is an Introvert Stylist? A lifestyle where you’re screaming to be heard from the inside, but can’t find the words so you let the clothes you make, buy, and own speak for you.



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