We had the good fortune of connecting with Faniah Felton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Faniah, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
I have become all things to all people, that I might save some.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
There are two creative areas that allow me to take up space. I dance and I promote hair freedom through my work as a certified Sisterlocks practitioner. As a dancer, my dance fitness classes are highly energetic and fun. I use Caribbean and African beats to excite the crowd. Women and men leave my class feeling amazing after burning about 1,000 calories. As a Sisterlocks practitioner, I enjoy this work because it endorses hair freedom. I take pride in my work and I aim to help women obtain or regain confidence in themselves while wearing their natural hair. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing women glow differently after we establish their Sisterlocks.
It hasn’t been easy to obtain success in these areas. They are both highly saturated areas. I believe God has favored me in these areas and continues to light the path that I should walk. My greatest challenge has been balancing my family with my business life. I work to build a better life and as long as I keep that in mind, I remain focused.
I’d like to believe I’m a genuine person. My personality is tied into my work. My energy is the fabric of all that I do and the love I have for all is what encompasses me. I believe this is shown when I dance. I believe this is also shown when I meet new clients and join them on their new hair journey.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Food, Food and more FOOD! We’d go eat at The Real Milk & Honey, Canoe, Spondivits and many more places. Knowing my friends, they would want to build our schedule around food. We’d do indoor sky diving and and maybe a lounge. I love adventurous things so, outdoor activities would be a must.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to recognize my mother and father. Their support has been unwavering. They have always supported me and coached me. At my lowest points, I knew they were always there. I remember when I studied abroad. I raised the money to go in addition to receiving donations. When it was time to go, I had more than enough funds. Knowing I had their support throughout the years has helped me tremendously.