We had the good fortune of connecting with FELICIA BROWN and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi FELICIA, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I decided to pursue a creative career because first and foremost, I realized it allowed me to spend more time with and involve my children.

It also gives me control over how I express myself and everything I decide to put to create or put out.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve worked the forefront of the food and beverage industry almost all of my adult life and watching people enjoy themselves always brings a smile to my face.

I chose to put my energy into highlighting men and women in the same industry by creating a blog where I showcase their talents and contributions. However much I love writing, I chose to stop blogging and decided to focus on being a self proclaimed foodie and patronizing different eateries in and around Atlanta while posting my thoughts, videos, pictures, and reviews to social media.

This path I’ve chosen has taught me a lot so far. For example, last year I ran into a bit of road block where I legally had to change my social media handle and everything attached to it and it through me for a loop. But then I realized that creatively, the ideas will eventually flow and the road block will then become a bridge that gets you to the place you were destined to be.

Being a mom of three, I’ve realized that time for myself and the things I enjoy come last. I want my journey to be an example for other busy moms that you can make time for yourself and continue to do and enjoy the things you love. Also, consinticey is imperative. Even though things, people, and ideas may change, you must push on. A pause or break may be needed, but don’t stop and never give up.

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?
I’d defintely take them to breakfast/brunch at Nanas Chicken and Waffles in Conyers, Georgia. I’d recommend the Cajun Shrimp and Grits or the Chicken and Waffles (Lemon or Banana Foster) and the Crawfish Bites for an appetizer.

I’d definitely take them to My Milk and Money’s Pop Up Shop in Conyers, Georgia if she was holding one that particular time.

While the weather’s nice, I’d take them down to the Beltline or Ponce City Market as I’ve never been myself and would enjoy the first time experiences with them.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to highlight @MyMilkandMoney She’s doing things that are inspiring in the way of motherhood and entrepreneurship.

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