March 22, 2022

Episode 19 – “Embracing Your Bold” with Kierra Sheard-Kelly

The journey to self-acceptance isn’t an easy one, and it can be a challenge learning how to appreciate your upbringing and owning your past choices. In this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Rasool Berry, speaks with Kierra Sheard-Kelly about helping others embrace their truest selves and overcome insecurities to accept the person God made them to be.
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Show Notes


Guest Bio:

Kierra Sheard-Kelly is an award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, actress, author, and activist. A next-generation member of the pioneering vocal group the Clark Sisters, she has released several albums since her solo debut in 2004, most recently the Grammy-nominated KIERRA. Her first book, Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be, debuted in 2021. Kierra has also created her own clothing line entitled Eleven60, works with organizations dedicated to youth and female empowerment, and is completing her master’s degree in clinical psychology. She and her husband reside in Detroit, Michigan.


Summary of EPISODE:

Just because you’re not someone’s cup of tea doesn’t mean you aren’t a cup of tea. In this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, award-winning gospel singer Kierra Sheard-Kelly shares her journey from condemnation to body positivity, as well as her passion for spiritual self-care and living boldly in faith.


Notes and Quotes:

  • “Conviction points to the problem, but it gives you a solution. Condemnation only points to the problem and makes you go crazy.”
  • “The Lord wants you to have answers. He says, ‘Where you are weak, I am strong.’”
  • “I just want to say to be big, bold, and beautiful and owning the woman or the man that God has called you to be. It is simply you just resting in that liberty that heaven gives you, and that He authorizes you with.”


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Verses Mentioned in Show:

  • “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV)
  • “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10

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