Within the first 10 minutes of meeting with McKayla I thought to myself, "This gal is going to have her own tv show one day." McKayla exudes a compelling charisma that is, at first, a bit enigmatic. She draws you into conversation and delivers an authentic personality. It wasn't until she told me stories of her as a middle schooler walking through the rough part of Selma, NC with a pink Bible on a mission that I realized something. McKayla was born this way. Since she was a child, she had a deep calling for God's love to be shared, even if it was in a nursing home or a Walmart parking lot. But, over time, something else began to kindle inside of her. She grew a passion for fashion and wanted to be independent. So, she planned to go to California for fashion school. Her friends and family knew she was determined to go west and accepted the fact. But, there was someone who didn't quite agree. "Once I got into the school, my advisor flew across the nation to help me sign up for classes. After she got here, she told me that she wasn't going to do it. She could tell I was trying to run away from something," Mckayla told me. If it were me, I'd be extremely stressed by such a surprise. Mckayla had no choice but to stay home and address some emotional distress and possibly idols that could've been hiding in her life. Even after that, she still wasn't going to fashion school. Her healing wasn't the platform to her dream. In fact, it was the transformation of her desires. God called her to Peru. McKayla wondered how her passion could coexist with her calling. "God said to me, 'Why don't you just be yourself?'" And so she coined the moniker "Missionary Fashionista" and pursued women in Peru for 5 months. No, Chacos were not included. The journey changed her life and aligned her desires with God's. Now, she hopes to go back to Peru for 2 years. "What do I do while I'm waiting?" is a question she would ask herself. So, she started writing and blogging. Yes, there's some fashion involved, but her focus now is female empowerment. Mckayla has learned to submit her passion to her calling. She understands that it doesn't matter where she is, but who it is that sits on the throne of her heart.