Felicia: a beautiful soul, rich in thought and intention
Setting: a whirring Starbucks coffee shop, with both of us perched on uncomfortable wooden chairs
Behind-the-scenes: Felicia has ebbed and flowed into varying seasons of my life–childhood and it’s bliss, the teenage years and their guaranteed angst; and occasionally, the adultish parts with their joy and sorrow. Felicia is currently attending Reach Training Institute and loving her life with her two dogs and husband. She is a woman who is fighting for the heartbeat of women to be heard. While her story is still unfolding, here is a portion of her heart at present.
If you could teach the world one thing, what would it be?
“Stick up for yourself. So often, we surround ourselves with people or things that don’t fight for our honor, our best. I experienced having to advocate for myself in my schooling recently; now, it is something I want to shout from the rooftops. People have opportunities and voices, yet we don’t give ourselves the freedom to take hold of either one.”
How do you feel about words?
“I love words! Words are what bring people together, whether they are in a movie, poetry, books. Each of us are a mix of broken pieces, so words allow us to make connections when we don’t know how to make them outside of ourselves.
What have you been dreaming about?
“A book. Chapter by chapter, all of my thoughts on different topics…because I don’t think I could write a whole book on one topic. But, man, dreams are heavy…especially when they are left unfulfilled.
I also want to develop a new women’s ministry within my church. Something for 20-something women, intentionally tapping into who women actually are. In the church, we can stifle the body of the church when we don’t give women freedom to help. I want to open the doors of the church for women to pour in and pour out.”