FELECEIA B. BENTON, affectionately known as Zoe’s Mom, is a passionate lover of God, His people and His purpose in her life and the lives of others.
Her knack for creativity and business inspired her to start her own company. Now in its seventh year, the Zoe Communications Agency is a creative content and brand management company that builds strategic marketing solutions for cities, communities and businesses like the City of DeSoto, the City of Hutchins, RISE Clothing, and the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. She is driven by her desire to find really big solutions to really big problems, especially for organizations and communities.
Her love for writing inspired her to not only author her first book, Lessons from Five Fingers: 21 Life Lessons from the Book of Zoe, but also led her to found Elisia Magazine, a quarterly digital lifestyle magazine that celebrates the diverse voice of the American woman.
An accomplished award-winning singer and performer, Feleceia has performed on almost every professional theater stage in Dallas/Ft. Worth and has been featured in publications like the Dallas Morning News, Culture Map Dallas, and most recently on the cover of Thrive Magazine with her little girl, Zoe.
As a single mother of an amputee born with Down Syndrome, Feleceia still finds the time to record a weekly podcast, LifeChat Radio, where she and her co-host talk music, business, spirituality and all things life.
Ms. Benton holds two degrees from Texas Christian University, a graduate of the Leadership Southwest program, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Leadership at UNT-Dallas. She also sits on a number of non-profit boards in Southern Dallas County.
Feleceia is ultimately passionate about spreading her inspirational message of creativity, spirituality and empowerment through faith, hope and action.
In this episode, we talk about two key areas:
- First, Felecia does a POWERFUL job of encouraging those moms of girls with special needs. Whether it’s like her daughter with Down Syndrome or a learning challenge or anything! She has such wisdom and practical advice. She is REAL and honest and hopeful.
- Secondly, Felecia talks to moms of ALL girls. I ask her how our girls can love on children like Zoe. How can all of our kids treat children with special needs with love and acceptance? I learned so much from her! And I hope my girls get the chance to find a new fabulous friend in Zoe. I pray my kids see they are so much more alike then they are different.
Thank you Feleceia for your being an amazing mom and role model!