Kimberly LaShawn Fulton of Tampa, FL, has an inspiring message of change that she desires to share with the world. Born December 1, 1987 to parents Diane Williams and Jerome Fulton, she began exercising her gift while still in diapers, “well before she could talk good” says Dad.
The youngest of six girls, she jumped at every opportunity extended to sing. Growing up in the church nurtured an innate love of gospel music within her. As a member of the church choir, Kimberly earned the very first “Can I Sing My Song?” award. It was created in honor of her tenacity, perseverance and determination to showcase her talent. Once school age, she became active in
The Tampa Bay Children’s chorus and began to perform at university, community and area sporting events as well as talent shows/competitions in the Tampa Bay Area. In high school, she represented Hillsborough County at the National level from 2003-2006 at ACT-SO, the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, under the administration of the NAACP.
After high school, she made a conscious decision to stop singing. Once her hand healed from an injury sustained in a car accident in 2013, she began to write again. It wasn’t until the words began to flow from pen to paper that she realized her song portrayed a powerful message and it was her duty to spread it.
“God gave me Amir and Akim, my [heart-N-soul] at the very moment that I needed them most in life” says Kimberly referring to her two young children. “I like to say that we were blessed with each other. They give me the drive to wake up and face the world every day.”
Her debut single, Battle Scars, comes from a desolate, lonely place that so many can relate to. But also comes from a place of beauty and restoration, in that your battle is the vehicle to take you to the beauty on the other side. By the grace of God, her battle scars are truly now beauty marks.