I am embarking on a new project called The Overcomer’s Hall of Fame. The purpose is to highlight people who are pursuing their purpose in the face of tragedy, trauma, and the obstacles that come with life.
Meet K’la Fleming, the Author. K’la recently released her first book titled, WOW: Woman of Worth.
I had an awesome time speaking with K’la. Here is the highlight of our conversation:
Nicole: Tell me about yourself?
K’la: I took a step of faith and moved to Atlanta two years ago from Norfolk, VA. I didn’t initially want to move here but I had a dream that let me know moving was in my best interest. Although it has been a journey, I have embraced my new life as well as experienced tremendous growth. These past few years has taken me on a path to self-acceptance.
I light up a room with my loud personality. I am loving and I love people. I am also spontaneous.
Nicole: What does being an overcomer mean to you?
K’la: In the face of obstacles, it’s the ability to step over, go around or use them as a stepping stone. Keeping the boxing gloves on and polished. Being equipped with the armor of God. Letting go of something that would hinder your progress.
Nicole: The boxing glove is a great analogy for an overcomer. What have you overcome?
K’la: Saying yes to everything, being a people pleaser, low self-esteem and fear. Feeling uncomfortable because I was often accused for being extra. Not knowing at the time people will accuse you of being extra when they’re not comfortable with themselves.
Nicole: How did you overcome these obstacles?
K’la: I had to learn to stop dumbing myself down.
When I’m in a room with other creatives, I have to resist the notion to hide and decide to speak up. I realize I have something of value to add.
I had fear of moving here because I didn’t want to lose friends, having to navigate what’s next and tackling a big city.
Also, my safe space is my room. Learning to have the same confidence in a public setting that I have at home. Being able to notice things I love to do and display confidence without minimizing herself.
When I feel like shrinking back, I remind myself what God says about me by listening to recordings or reading something I’ve written. I choose to face and embrace those feelings and push past it anyway.
I remind myself to embrace who I am. I embrace my laugh which is unique and contagious. I celebrate my personality because it is big. People connect to me because my personality and laugh is contagious. It’s scary at times, but being confident that it’s how it’s supposed to be.
I have to get over assumptions, what I’d think people think about me. As a result of my assuming, I would shut down or remove myself from situations in order to avoid uncomfortable interactions that may happen.
Nicole: Tell me about WOW? What is the message you want your readers to know?
K’la: WOW is inspired by a conversation I had with a friend in April 2018. After the conversation, I began writing from the words that were coming in my head.
The purpose of WOW is to highlight God as father. It’s about transformation from a woman of insecurity to a woman of worth. In my mind I saw a vision of God as father and Him being available and letting me know I am worthy of His time and everything he has to give.
You may find K’la at:
FB: K’La Marie and @WondrouslyWorthy
WOW: Woman of Worth can be found at: