We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenya Spears and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kenya, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
There comes a point in time where an entrepreneur has to decide whether their calling is really their calling, or if it’s a seasonal mission to complete. There are long days and long nights, so many thoughts that creep in your head telling you to give up, but for some reason, you just keep going. This is my story, Kenya Spears. A woman who is willing to trade her 40 hours a week for 60+. Willing to use the voice that used to be silenced. Willing to take risks to ensure that young women have the confidence I didn’t have as a child.

So for this reason, I will always continue to keep going. To keep fighting, to keep using my voice to speak up, and to ensure that girls and women alike have the confidence to navigate life’s uncertainties.

It’s easy to give up; giving up takes no effort at all, which is why it happens so often. However, when I am not doing what I am passionate about, life has a sure way of reminding me that this is my purpose; this is my destiny. When it’s all you can think about, everyday life’s landscapes give you ideas and meaningful messages, you know you’re meant for this.

So no, entrepreneurship is not for the weak; it’s for the determined. I am determined to make a difference in the world, and I will do it by helping women find their voices, and use them to make our world better.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I always knew that whatever I chose to do as an adult, creativity would be involved. I remember wanting to be a teacher, which I checked off the list. I wanted to be an artist; which I’m now realizing can be a lifelong activity, as can teaching. What I love most about being an entrepreneur is my profession can involve all the careers I wanted to do when I grew up. I can teach others how to start their own business, I can create designs, and transfer them to clothing and apparel. I can learn new skills through networking, and at the end of the day, they all benefit and help me improve my own business.

Though the journey is never easy, it is worth it. My favorite part is hearing how my brand has impacted the lives of others. How girls and women are taking a chance, and changing the narrative. Another favorite is seeing my own growth. At one point, I believed I wouldn’t sell but a few pieces a month — then I created a product line (SHADES) that changed my brand in its totality. “Women in power. Women empower. Her voice is POWER.” I’ll never forget working in my living room, putting together over 25 orders going all over the United States, and Barbados!

I’ve learned that failure is inevitable. However, instead of taking that failure as a loss, I think of it as a stepping stone. We only fail when we don’t continue to try, and we’ll never know what winning feels like unless we fail. Another lesson I’ve learned is the power of consistency. You can take one product, and perfect it over time, in addition to marketing, advertising and selling every single day. You can also have ten different products, and do the same process once a week. Chances are, you’ll see more success with the products you market on a daily basis. Remember, it’s easy to give up. But somebody, somewhere, needs to hear your story.

When people hear Kloset By Kenya, LLC, I want them to immediately think about my brand: HEaR (Pronounced “Hear Her”), Her voice is POWER. I want women everywhere to know that their voices matter, their voices are heard, and their voices will change lives. As a Black woman, our voices are so often silenced that our young ladies are ostracized if we don’t fit into the “norm.” I’m here to tell you to stand out, speak up, and use your voice. Be Bold. Be Blatant. Be Beautiful. Your voice is your power. Her voice is POWER.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This question always makes me realize I don’t get out much, haha. But, I’ll mention some of my favorites:


– Bam’s Vegan
– Spiral Diner & Bakery
– Picole Pops
– Turkey Dam


– African American Museum of Dallas
– Deep Ellum (No specific place; there’s a lot of history there)
– Northpark Mall
– Wine tasting
– Any lake

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To my friends who we’re there every step of the way, and still continue to be. Thank you to my supporters for being patient with me through difficult and great times. Lastly, to Mr. Webb, whose life was cut short, but whose impact was immensely felt. May you rest peacefully. You all are appreciated.

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