Known for her global movement, Conquering Hell in High Heels, Kimberly Jones-Pothier is also known more affectionately as Real Talk Kim who is also a conference speaker, life coach, mentor and new author! Illuminated with the anointing of God and embraced as a true worshiper, she radiates with a passion and commitment to love people back to life.
It is often said that pain makes people change, for better or for worst. In either case, we have the choice to get better instead of bitter. This philosophy enveloped the life of Kim and because of it formed her testimony that she continues to share with countless others through her Conquering Hell in High Heels ministry. Kim grew up as Kimberly Jones, a daughter of a preacher in a household where as she shares “women didn’t wear make-up or pants.”
“We didn’t have TV’s or anything of that nature and I remember it being very hard growing up in that religion. I started at a very young age, being mad that God made me a girl. I thought to myself, ‘God must really hate me or I was just really bad in baby heaven.” Kim shares with a laugh. “To me, it felt as though women got the low end of the totem pole. Not only that, but my dad also believed that women couldn’t preach and that their place was at home taking care of the husband and the kids. But at a young age I felt God’s calling on my life and I couldn’t understand stand how His calling could not be right.”
Determined not to turn a deaf ear to what God was calling her to do, Kim set out to fulfill her purpose and destiny, but not without facing some obstacles and challenges. She shares:
“When you have a calling, Satan tries his best to get into your mind at a young age to snatch away your destiny and your purpose. As I got older I attended a private school and during that time I had a learning disability problem. I couldn’t properly pronounce words like “beautiful”. There again, I found myself coming out of a lifestyle that I knew my whole life, into a private school that didn’t have a place for me. I was put in a special-ed class and I remember constantly being angry and feeling as though the world was always coming after me. It felt as though I was the victim of my own story at such a young age. I remember there was a season in my life where I looked in the mirror and said, ‘man you are such a wreck, and God must really not like you’. That time in my life I wanted so bad to be “normal”. I thought that since I was placed in a special class that maybe there really was something wrong with me. Eventually, my parents took me out of private school and placed me in public school and I remember at that time, becoming driven to prove myself to everybody. As I went through middle and high school years I was able to prove to everyone, even myself that I was capable of succeeding.”