VL: How do you think growing up in Philly has affected your art?
Al-leyah: Growing up in Philly affects my art because wherever you go, there is art, and a lot of my friends do art.
VL: Where are some places that you see art in Philly?
Al-leyah: There is this mural right where the Save-A-Lot is…you see murals everywhere in Philly.
VL: Who are the women in your illustrations?
Al-leyah: When I illustrate, I like drawing all types of women like other worldly women to women who actually exists. One of my favorite styles of art is portraits.
VL: Do you have a desire to ever create fashion or apparel?
Al-leyah: Yes. I want to make a line of t-shirts. This dream came about because I love sharing my art with others and I have always wanted to make my art profitable…so that was one of the ways I was thinking I could make my idea possible.