These life lessons led her to create the Journey to becoming an Extraordinarily, Strong, Successful, Individual with Courageous, Aspirations curriculum known as J.E.S.S.I.C.A Cares. Each carefully crafted step in the curriculum is designed to teach teens and women how to put negative thoughts behind them by offering them a “how to” guide that helps them realize their full potential by unlocking their inner strength and determination. During one-day workshops, empowerment academies, and inspirational annual retreats, Asiya helps young women overcome their past or current situations and work to set personal goals for themselves.
Since self-publishing her first book, Mirror Mirror On The Wall…Who Am I After All, in December 2018, Asiya has been a featured author for various nonprofit newsletters such as Project Rousseau and Angel Wings Bridge Foundation. Asiya is a respected transformational speaker, life coach and mentor. As a result, she has received many honors – most recently the United Nations Woman of Impact Award in January 2019.
In addition, she was presented with the P.A.T.H. Award from Ma’oon Inc. in June 2018 and has earned numerous local community achievement awards, including County College of Morris: EOF Mentor Program (2016); Face My Abuse: Women Who Make A Difference (2015); Morristown Neighborhood House: Appreciation for Service and Dedication to the African American Community (2012); Berkeley College: Featured Success Student/Changing Lives for 80 years (2011); and Project ReDirect Family Services: Excellence in Business and Community Service Award (2011)