We had the good fortune of connecting with JaLeissa Speight and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JaLeissa, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The process of starting my own business was actually something that happened as a result of a project I worked on for my son. Two years ago I became a mother and the road of motherhood has been absolutely more than I could have ever imagined. The special bond that a mother and son have is in unbreakable and indescribable so much so that I wanted to express my unconditional love for my son on paper. What started our as simply an open letter turned into a published children’s book. I would have never imagined that my first published piece would be a book dedicated to my son. Once the book was published and I saw the overwhelming reaction on social media, I knew that I had to branch off an create my own business to properly market the book. You Are My Sonshine is unique in the sense that it shares a story of the promise of a mother to love and always be there for her son. Not only is the book family friendly but it sheds a different light on how to open the lines of communication with your child even at a young age. In today’s world communication is key especially amongst parents and children. I want You Are My Sonshine to start a conversation of open dialogue. Being able to sit down and have a conversation without any form of technology attached to our fingers is a rare occurrence so it is my hope that You Are My Sonshine can help to re-establish uninterrupted family time.
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?
I am most proud of being able to say that I am a published children’s book author and have my kids see my accomplishments. As a business owner, being able to share your brand and story with others is important to spread the word about what services or products you provide. Not only does my brand have a unique flair but it also helps to highlight how important reading to children at a young she can be on their overall growth and development in a pandemic.
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.
Downtown Detroit by the river. Nice, relaxing and open area full of art, music and people which is always loads of fun
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family has always supported my dreams and aspirations. I have never ever felt like I could not accomplish my dreams and this is because of the love and support that I am surrounded by. Thank you 😊