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HI, MY NAME IS

Kayleon!

Christ-Follower. Wife. Mommy. Author. Speaker. Lifelong Learner. Avid Reader. Arts Appreciator. Unashamed Empath. Laughter Lover.

Here's a little about me:

I am married to my best friend, Andre, and we are the proudest parents of our sweet daughter!

In 2019, I launched By Grace Not Perfection LLC, a business that became an exemplar among other brand consulting and design companies tailored to entrepreneurs. This business was inspired by a blog I had launched and grown for 10 years prior to becoming an entrepreneur. After three incredible years of BGNP, I decided to close its virtual doors so that I could further pursue my passion for writing and speaking. I've wanted to be so many things in life, but one thing I'm most grateful to be and have been is obedient.

Also in 2019, I authored One Day at a Time, a 30-day devotional written during my family's 43-day NICU journey after the premature birth of our daughter. I was inspired by our journey to later create The 45-Day Keepsake Journal for NICU Mamas, an internationally-recognized resource, as well as the Your Week Planner for NICU Moms. That Fall, I launched My Sentiments Exactly Podcast, an international podcast dedicated to eliminating taboo and normalizing hard conversations. I graduated from Women on the TEDx Stage, a program led by Tabby Biddle, and I have had the pleasure of speaking in various contexts as a keynote, panelist, podcast guest, minister, and more.

 

In 2020, I joined the EntrepreneuHER in the City, Inc. Committee as Board Member and Director of Communications. I also released the One Day at a Time eBook and an additional planner. In 2021, I co-authored a best-selling anthology entitled Ordinary Oneness, and I earned my Master of Theological Studies degree from Regent University. Upon graduating, I published a Thesis entitled Marginalization and the Eschatological Significance of Justice in Matthew 25. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Psychology degree. My experience as a wife, mother, former entrepreneur, and educator has given her a unique perspective and base from which she approaches diverse topics.

I am blessed to have found my voice at a very young age (I have the home videos to prove it, haha), and it has been a beautiful journey exploring how it can be used to inspire, advocate, educate, and uplift no matter what space I find myself in.

These are a few of my favorite things...

P.S. If you sung that in your head, consider us friends!

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Hobbies

I love jigsaw puzzles, logic puzzles, journaling, drawing, organizing, singing, and listening to music (anything from choral arrangements, instrumentals and jazz to old-school R&B, gospel classics and Contemporary Christian)

I'm not sure if this counts, but FOOD. I just love eating, and yeah... moving right along :)

I'm mentioning this last because I'm partially in denial, but the first step  is acknowledging that you have a problem. So, shopping. I pretty much keep Amazon in business. Also, I am the person who ends up putting the handbasket in the shopping cart because my attempt to get "only what I need" didn't work. I've said all this to say, just pray for my husband.

Journal

Writers

Elisabeth Elliot, Bonnie Gray, Morgan Harper Nichols, Priscilla Shirer, Jackie Hill-Perry, Max Lucado, Toni Morrison, Veronica Roth, Byron Katie

Recent Reads: I Dared to Call Him Father, Holier Than Thou, Discipline: The Glad Surrender

Image by Minh Pham

Spaces

Coffee shops, libraries, antique shops, the beach, mountains, fancy restaurants, dance floors, and the couch :)

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