Hello friends! I’m Felicia Marie; I’m a proud single working mama who lives in Los Angeles. Although, I didn’t move to Los Angeles like the hundreds of dreamers who migrate here every year. I’m one of few that was actually born and raised here. I didn’t grow up with a white picket fence in the fancy part of town; my story is quite the opposite.
I was born in East LA to a single mother who’s father was in prison. We struggled. We moved around a lot. We tried to find our place in the world. I got married straight after high school, despite any rational thinking. Then I was divorced eight years later. After years of allowing life wounds to weigh me down, I acknowledged that I was only limiting my potential and made a change.
A once stay at home mother; I was met with great difficulty when faced with my divorce. I had no college education, no career, or even a bank account. I knew I had to create something from scratch. So, I took my “mom skills,” and started selling Italian pastries; launching Holi Cannoli. I quickly landed vital contracts with massive sports arenas and concert venues in the Los Angeles area. My company continued to experience growth, but I yearned for something more. I felt like something was missing, and I had more to offer the world.
I realized by being a business owner that the value of an education is priceless. I realized by being a mother that I have a responsibility. I realized by being a minority woman; I was determined to break a curse. So I decided to go back to school, obtaining a B.A in Communications emphasizing in Public Relations with a minor in Creative Writing at Cal State Fullerton.
Now here I am, trying to navigate the world with my second-act in life. I read books like my life depends on it, love to cook, travel, and write daily. I have a passion for changing the narrative for women. I have had to work through adversity and have learned it’s okay to be alone. As women, we often believe that being alone is the worst thing in the world; I’m proof that isn’t true.
Here on my blog, you can find free content to hopefully better your life, or entertain you. I post new articles every Tuesday about whatever is on my heart. It’s a therapeutic release for me. I intend to give you tactical posts about everything that I have found helpful in my life. I hope you find it useful, and I hope you’ll check out my social feeds where I have different content to share. So sista keeping pushing through. When we support each other, we change the narrative for women.
I’m writing my first novel!
You guys, I’m writing my first book finally! I know I can hardly believe it myself. It was such a daunting task to get started, but the most rewarding. My book is a four-book series based on the true story of my grandparents. I have traveled all over Europe, have done countless interviews, and now have a completed manuscript. It only took two years, but hey, who’s counting? I’m currently editing and will be shopping for publication. This project is very dear to my heart. Not to mention, it’s a TRUE story. Stay tuned for the latest by subscribing to my news newsletter.