Behind the Blog: Felicia Sullivan

Monday, May 25, 2009

I had a chance to connect with the lovely writer, foodie and charity organizer, Felicia Sullivan through Twitter and her marvelous blog. Felicia left behind a 9 to 5 corporate life to write (she wrote an amazing memoir The Sky Isn't Visible From Here) and pursue her dreams, one of which includes starting up Fashion For All, a soon-to-be official nonprofit, providing low-income women with a day of dignified shopping and access to practical resources. Her first event, which took place in Brooklyn this month, drew over 200 participants, and I was proud to participate via donations. Read this interview to learn more about this writer who is giving back in a wonderful way...

above: the cover of Felicia's memoir in paperback
all images courtesy of Felicia Sullivan

above: me and Felicia at her Fashion For All donor party

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

That's a very good question as it's taken me thirty three years to figure out. I'm a writer but I love business. I'm a foodie but I shy away from fancy restaurants. I love fashion but I always consult my best friend before I buy anything. I'm a person who used to be consumed with money, but now is more focused on giving back. I'm the author of The Sky Isn't Visible From Here, a memoir about the contentious, heartbreaking relationship I had with my mother and how that hurt shaped my adulthood. I'm a former marketing and project manager executive who plans to launch a non-profit, Fashion For All, a semi-annual, nationwide event that provides women in low-income areas with a day of dignified shopping and access to community resources. I'm someone who refuses to settle for anything less than extraordinary.

above: a snap from a recent feature on shopping finds under $100

Where are you?

In front of my computer, pounding away.

What is the concept behind your blog?

My blog is a slice of my life - what I covet, eat, buy, love, read, and write. It's a 24-hour virtual holiday.

above: curry pasta from a recent food post

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

Giving my Kitchen Aid a severe workout, settling with a good book, spending time with my close friends, playing with beauty products, and indulging in a good flick.

More importantly. what are you wearing? :)

Emma and Posh cashmere cardi, Banana Republic t-shirt, JBrand jeans, Sand by Therese Nguyen necklace, Express and Kenneth Jay Lane bangles.

above: Fashion for All shopping event in Brooklyn

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Allison said...

What a great interview...I'm doing some soul-searching myself on the subject of a meaningful life and vocation, so this was just perfect to read today. Thank you :)

DM_C said...

Two of the blogs I subscribe to in one? Good to hear from the both of you at once!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Hello! There's a blog award for you at!!
- Lindsay

nookie said...

hahaha thanks!!
I know the feeling,belive me:))

stylewithbenefits said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing! Her idea to start the non-profit is amazing and will help so many people. I'll def. have to check out her blog. Ok, so I know this Lovely Blog Award is circulating and you just got one from someone else, but I gave it to you as well. :) I just wrote something on my blog.

xo, Becs


like this interview style. quick hits of relevant information.


Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Wow, what a fascinating lady! This is really great x

Felicia Sullivan said...

WOW! Thanks, guys!!!

Deanne - I'm so honored that you featured me and my site; I feel like I'm in incredibly auspicious company.

xo, Felicia

Brigadeiro said...

Wow, what thanks for sharing about this amazing blog & person! Food & fashion (such a noble cause too!).
Thank you!

♥Jozee said...

Great interview and awesome non profit! I'll definitely have to go check that out...

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments!

Felicia: First of all, thank you-- for restoring our faith in the goodness of others with your charity and for being such a wonderful interviewee. I'm happy to highlight your achievements!!

Allison: I'm happy that you found this interview meaningful. I've been doing soul-searching myself, and Felicia's story is so inspiring.

DM_C: Welcome! Thanks for your comment!! And what a coincidence :)

Shrimp Salad Circus: Thanks for your comment. And the award. How sweet!

stylewithbenefits: Glad you enjoyed the profile and thanks for the award! How fun :)

TEXTSTYLES: good to hear from you! :)

Frankie: Aww, I'm glad you enjoyed it! xx

Brigadeiro: I think it's such a great cause. And I'm happy to say I know her!

Jozee: Glad to get the word out!

Chessa! said...

I love reading stories like this. I love the interview but I especially loved reading the first sentence to your first question. I would answer the same way except that I'm 32 and not 33:) I find so much inspiration in stories like this and it keeps me motivated and validates my own choices in leaving a corporate job to pursue what I love. thank you for sharing this with us!

polishedsense said...

That pasta bowl looks delicious! Do you have the recipe? I also love those flowing skirts! They are beauties :)

Felicia Sullivan said...

Polishedsense - Here's the recipe, enjoy! xo, Felicia

Also, if anyone wants to learn more about Fashion For All, feel free to email me:!

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