We had the good fortune of connecting with Kierra “Kay” Foster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kierra “Kay”, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The Stiletto Files is all about recreating the feeling you get after stepping into your favorite stilettos. You admire your reflection and immediately feel powerful, sexy and victorious; like you can conquer the world.
I want to recreate that feeling each and everyday. I want women across the world to feel like they are standing tall in their favorite stilettos ready to face whatever challenge that may come their way. Every chapter in life requires a new and more fierce pair of stilettos.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I created a virtual healing hub for women globally. Our mission is to help women release the inner goddess in themselves through spiritual and emotional guidance. We believe that emotional and subconscious barriers can interfere with our ability to live a fulfilling life. TSF brings those barriers to the surface so that we can heal together as sisters.
We treat healing holistically by offering a variety of free healing resources found on our empower portal and an array of healing services. Our healing services include psychotherapy, tarot and oracle readings, and soul healing sessions.
I wanted to create a space that I desperately needed during my healing journey. We treat healing in guided stages. Such as upgrading from kitten heels to a new shiney pair of stilettos. We recently launched TSF Therapy for women of Tennessee and I am beyond thrilled to keep expanding our brand.
My own personal struggles is what led me to create TSF. A space where you can enjoy both the highs and lows of healing with compassion and support. Honestly, it took so much hardwork and dedication to create this space. I can recall several nights when I questioned if this was my purpose but all paths led me back to TSF. I had to learn the art of flexibility and adaptation. But most importantly I had to heal my inner child. I have grown with my business. When business plans did not work out in the way that I intended, I learned from those experiences and kept seeking opportunities to improve.
I want the world to know that I practice what I advocate. I have completed the worksheets in our empower portal, picked myself up from hard days using our affirmations and validated myself when I felt down and out.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I just moved to Atlanta so I have not found my favorite spots yet.
However, I am the queen of getaways. If my best friend was visiting the area I would start our morning in the sauna! Afterwards we would sit and drink mimosas in a salt cave. I like to start the day feeling balanced and grounded. The day would proceed with having a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit, more champagne, plant based sausage, and freshly baked bread with a honey glaze.
After a breakfast made for true queens, we would get dolled up to shop some local botanicas and visit a tea shop. I am all for spending quality time filled with laughs, reflection, and self care. Next is pedicure time followed by lunch. I enjoy the element of surprise so I would let my facebook group pick a place for us to enjoy lunch.
The night would end with a candle light dinner on a beach. Yes, you heard me a beach. That would be the perfect ending to such an awesome day of sisterhood.
One of the most exciting places I have visited was Puerto Rico. It is by far my safe haven and rejuvenation getaway. I loved exploring mother nature in El Yunque and dancing the night away in San Juan. I thrive near water and I have to be on a beach at least 3x a year. So it’s the perfect place to take my sisters.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate this shoutout to courageous women of color. We have been challenged, faced with adversity, and historically labeled inferior. However, we continue to break barriers, dream bigger, demand respect, and are willing to do whatever it takes to heal for the generations after us.
We are no longer remaining silent. As a black woman, I stand in solitude as your sister and advocate. Do not give up. Keep striving, prevailing, living, loving, and nurturing yourself. You are destined for greatness and no one can take that away from you. Your presence is powerful and you are so loved.