Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristyn Brown.
Kristyn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Well, in 2014, I was in a relationship that I knew I shouldn’t have been in. Which I also knew was eventually going to end simply because God asked me, “Do you trust me”? Reluctantly I said yes because who wouldn’t say yes to God? Even as a far gone believer, I felt obligated and convicted. After I said yes, He told me to loc my hair. Scared and unsure, I loc’d my hair….but I struggled.
You see, He let me see my future, which was somewhat familiar but unfamiliar at the same time. While in this relationship with a woman, He gave me a vision of my husband. Yes, crazy right?!
Fighting back and forth, I finally gave up. And right then and there, I let go of what I THOUGHT my life was, to truly follow Christ in the life He wanted for me. This is how the journey of Loc’d Faith began.
And here we are…
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Pre-Covid, I was in a job that I absolutely hated. It paid my bills in which I am thankful for but I wasn’t getting any opportunities regardless of my qualifications. I mean, I’m a college graduate with 2 degrees in both Music and Film Studies and found myself working at a place that had me passing out cupcakes. Needless to say, I needed a way out. Then Covid hit.
I was furloughed without pay that led to a layoff and I panicked. I never had bills with no job. I was lost. Then I realized that God placed something on my heart 6yrs ago and not sure of what to do next, I stepped out on faith and created a tshirt… for myself. Then I made a couple for my family. And then I said I’ll make more and this is how Loc’d Faith the brand came about.
Now becoming a business owner is new and hasn’t been easy. I had to figure out my finances. How I was going to replenish inventory while figuring out how I was going to eat. How was I going to pay my car note and insurance while also live during this unexpected time. Then it dawned on me, God has brought me this far that I have faith to know He’s going to continue.
Since selling my first t-shirt (love you mom), I have since sold out numerous times and have been able to keep myself afloat…a little better off than I started if I’m being honest. Although I’m still navigating on how to conduct business, the support has been incredible!
I have a new line of items coming out very soon and all I have to say is Jesus is amazing!
Loc’d Faith – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Loc’d Faith is a lifestyle brand that reminds us that even when things aren’t going as we planned, to remember that it’s a process and our faith in Christ needs to be the foundation for our success.
I think our faith is the most important thing as a believer to push us forward. If we don’t have faith, we have nothing. And even though my story started off different than yours and yours different than mine, our faith is the common denominator. I just wanted to create a wearable reminder that in ALL things, we should have Loc’d Faith.
I think what sets me apart is the fact that I’m not just selling something trendy. Loc’d Faith is actually my life and it has saved me from a world of trouble. I want you to look at me as an example to remember faith is everything we ever need.
In my blog “I Just Want To Be Transparent”, which is an extension of my brand, I talk about the struggle of this Christ walk. No, it’s not easy… but we come to find out it’s worth it and the promises that He gives will come to past. On His time.
I’m very proud of myself because I use to start a lot of projects and wouldn’t finish them. From the time this started, my hair is long, my smile is back and my confidence is through the roof. I’m really at peace.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success for me is internal. I think the social media culture likes to make us think that we aren’t doing enough or we’re not good enough for this or that because we don’t have this or that. But honestly, the people that love what you are doing and are supporting you wholeheartedly is all the success you need. I’m just looking for God to be like “well done” because I’m finally walking in the purpose He has for my life. The people will come but if God ain’t pleased then I’m doing something wrong.
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