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

Hi Nieema, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote is a verse from the bible, “Be still and know that I am God:” Psalm 46:10. I find it very difficult to just “be still”, in a literal sense. As a wife, mom, oldest sibling, educator, and entrepreneur, I feel like I am always “on” and my brain becomes inundated with ideas, to-do lists, etc., and multi-tasking becomes like a bad juggling act! This verse always reminds me to slow down (literally) and align (spiritually) and refocus on the One who is in control!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a self-published author of poetry and the creator of inspirational, faith-based apparel, “Victorious’ and “Conqueror” wear. What makes me the most proud is how God has used me as a vessel to encourage others, in a way that I would have never of dreamed of. I am an introvert by nature but it has amazed me to see the ways in which God continues to give me the courage to open up to people, and I find myself meditating on all of the wonderful individuals that I have been blessed to meet on this journey! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by all of the support that it makes me cry tears of joy, and it has ignited a passion in me that I know is God-given! What I want the world to know is that because this vision came to me in dream by God, I wear my apparel and my words as armor, and they are intended to be reminders that He is not finished with us yet!!!

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.
There is so much to do!! Definitely would take my friend to Disneyland (my favorite amusement park), Universal Studios and Citywalk (for the shows, rides and touristy vibe) ,Venice Beach ( for the entertainment and people watching ), Leimert Park (cultural soul fuel), Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, and the California African American Museum (appreciation, education and perspective). Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to my family, both biological and extended. They are my sounding boards, my extra sets of eyes, my shoulders, they won’t let me quit!! My husband and my girls keep me inspired, my mom and siblings keep me focused, and my Salem Baptist Church family keeps me encouraged!!

Website: www.versedinvictory.com

Instagram: @versedinvictory

Facebook: Versed In Victory

Image Credits
Count It All Joy Photography

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