We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Fowlkes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My end goal is to be a well-known, award-winning singer and performer. I have been singing and dancing since I could talk. Singing and performing just feels euphoric.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been singing since I was a child. From performing in churches and school recitals to singing my heart out on the internet, it has been such a fun experience. The road to success has definitely not been easy. For the longest, I was so scared of my gift. Growing up in a religious household as a preacher’s daughter, I was led to believe for so many years that the entertainment industry was evil or dangerous. I’ve come to realize that it’s just full of people just like me who wear courageous enough to break away from the status quo and live their life doing what they love! Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is love and be yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite place in Atlanta is definitely the belt line. You can find so many creatives and see so much art! I like to consider myself a free-spirited creator. While I love the eccentric lifestyle, I can always use a recharge in nature. I am a Stone Mountain native, and I believe you can’t truly experience Georgia without touring the beautiful historic mountain.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s always so hard to think of individuals who have helped me achieve my goals. I’ve always had to chase my dream on my own. I normally don’t receive support or encouraging words from family until I receive income or a following from my endeavors, because I’m not following the “traditional” route to wealth. The people who I can truly thank for my success, determination, and perseverance are God and my followers.