We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Kevin Edwards. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Kevin below.
Hi Kevin, thanks for joining us today. We’d love to hear about when you first realized that you wanted to pursue a creative path professionally.
The first time I knew that I wanted to pursue a creative path professionally through my words was in 2013, when I released my first book “Poetic Expressions- The Therapy Sessions.” After completing many daily journals of counseling myself through my writings, I let my mom read my hurts and triumphs and she cried. My mom advised me to publish these sessions to help others who had or was experiencing the same trauma. After, I released the book and received many personal reviews of my story, I knew that my life experiences would help other people. Maybe God had allowed me to experience these situations for someone else. Even though my encounters were painful, I still loved the fact that God was using me for others. Since then, I have released “Kevin Turns Fear Into Feat” and “Kevin’s Big Win.” Both children’s books touches on overcoming fear. Joyce Meyer stated in one of her teachings the slogan “Do it afraid.” This slogan has been my theme for many years. The path of my writing profession has been fearful, but I do it anyway. God gives me the grace and anointing to complete every challenge.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m Kevin Edwards singer, songwriter, and author. I completed a BS Degree in Psychology. I currently work as a Case Manager for Must Ministries. Must Ministries assist the homeless in getting employment and housing. My position is so rewarding because I get a chance to be the hand of God for people. In my spare time I love to create nonfiction stories about my life to help children who have been bullied or having trouble facing their fears. What inspires me to do what I’m doing is the ability to touch many people with my life experiences. I am focused on the assignment I have been given to encourage others with hope. My mission is to continue to be an example of what can be achieved by never allowing fear to stop you.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
My first book taught me I could overcome anything by writing it down and discussing it. My writing helped me to bounce back quickly from my depression many years ago. Ultimately, I know that I will bounce back quickly, because I have been assigned to encounter the thing and bounce back with the help of God.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
The most rewarding part of being an artist is knowing I was created to inspire and encourage the world.