I am sure some of you may be wondering, ‘Who is Kierra Flowers?’, and probably more importantly, ‘Why should I care what she has to say?’. Well the reality is I am not so sure if I have those answers. Hopefully I am not the only one who struggles to answer questions that pertain to who you are. I am the person who can have a conversation about anything, however when it comes to defining who I actually am, I struggle.
I used to think that there was something wrong with me, because sometimes I feel like my mind is all over the place. I almost felt that since I was unable to clearly define myself, I was just a lost soul out here in the world. Within the last 7 months or so, all of a sudden it just clicked. I was unable to define myself, because I was trying to put myself in one category. Was I this free-spirited, go-with-the-flow kind of girl? Some days. Maybe I was the Tomboy who would rather watch Sportscenter than Keeping Up With The Kardashians? It depends on the day. Am I the over-analytical, perfectionist that can NEVER be wrong? Most days. Or, am I just this PK (Preacher’s Kid) who was born in Los Angeles, raised in Detroit and just recently, moved back to Los Angeles, because she always dreamed about chasing her dreams in Hollywood?
Those who have had the pleasure to experience all of the wonderfulness that is Kierra (Key, Ki-Ki, K-Flow) Flowers, know that I fit all of those categories plus tons more. And guess what? There is nothing wrong with it! The beautiful thing about the human race, is that there isn’t one single person who is exactly like someone else. Although there are a lot of fake people in the world trying to look like someone else, or attempting to fit into someone else’s mold, that isn’t the way the world was intended to be. I think we should redefine this notion of ‘Identity’.
Since moving back to Los Angeles in August 2015, I have had a lot more time to spend with myself. It was weird, because I am quite the socialite, however I found myself quite lonely. It was in those lonely times, that I began to self reflect and really figure out who I am at my core. All of a sudden I had a revelation. I AM that free-spirited, yet over-analytical, tomboy, who enjoys ‘beating’ her face from time to time (applying makeup). I AM the girl who will argue you up and down about who is better, Kobe or LeBron (Kobe duh!), run down the stats for all of my beloved sports teams – Pistons, MSU Spartans (Football/Basketball take your pick), Lions and yes the Tigers (Not a big NHL fan, sorry Red Wings fans), then at night catch up on all of my guilty pleasure Reality TV shows. I AM the girl who loves God with all of my heart and is unashamed to get my praise on, no matter who is looking. I AM the girl with dreams of Producing/Editing/Directing for TV and film, yet loves to daydream about what it would be like to actually star in one of those films.
While most of you are probably thinking, ‘This girl is one big contradiction!’, I have decided to own my truth. I am constantly evolving and being molded into the best version of myself. I do not need approval from anyone, because I am confident in who I am and who I am becoming. This is who I AM! This is who God created me to be. So many different things bundled into this beautfully imperfect individual that is Kierra Tenine Flowers.
So now I pose the question, ‘Who Are YOU?’.