Jan. 13, 2023

Crazy in Love with Kelsey Coffey: A Gulf Coast VIP’s Passion for Beyoncé and Representation

Crazy in Love with Kelsey Coffey: A Gulf Coast VIP’s Passion for Beyoncé and Representation

Follow Kelsey Coffey, a multi-talented media personality and passionate Beyonce superfan, as she recounts her life-changing journey of discovering her dream career and discovering the power of representation in culture through the unstoppable legacy ...


Follow Kelsey Coffey, a multi-talented media personality and passionate Beyonce superfan, as she recounts her life-changing journey of discovering her dream career and discovering the power of representation in culture through the unstoppable legacy of Queen Bey. "If Beyonce can be successful as a black woman, I can too." - Kelsey Coffey Kelsey Coffey is a Gulf Coast media personality and UGA alum. She is a passionate Beyonce fan, having grown up with her music and experienced the influence of her career first hand. Kelsey Coffey has a deep love for the legendary musician and businesswoman Beyonce. She recalls her childhood experiences listening to Destiny's Child and how seeing Beyonce in concert for the first time inspired her as a young black girl to chase her dreams. Her own experiences, combined with conversations about representation in our culture, led her to move to Pensacola to pursue a career in journalism. She shares fond memories of playing with Beyonce dolls at her grandfather's house and singing Crazy in Love with her college best friend on the day they met. Through it all, Kelsey has been inspired by Beyonce's multifaceted, multi-talented and multi-passionate nature. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How Beyonce is an example of a multi-faceted, multi-talented, and multi-passionate woman 2. How Beyonce has been a part of Kelsey Coffey's life since she was a young kid 3. The story behind Kelsey Coffey's memorable karaoke performance of "Crazy in Love" as a freshman at the University of Georgia Other episodes you'll enjoy: https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/how-taylor-swift-and-doughnuts-are-related-with-samantha-eckiss-of-le-dough-food-truck-pensacola-fl/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/how-listening-to-world-music-shapes-a/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/how-a-musician-knew-hed/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/kendrick-lamar-with-colten-barnaby/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/stantastic-people-michael-cecil/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/the-greatest-love-songs-ever-written-angela-hayes/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/fantastic-people-charlie-hadley/ https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/fantastic-people-ty-black/ Connect with Kelsey Coffey: Twitter: https://twitter.com/KelseyPCoffey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseypcoffey/ Connect with FANtastic People: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fantastic_peoplepod/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FANtasticPeoplepod/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/https://mobile.twitter.com/FANtasticPeopl Website: https://www.fantasticpeoplepod.com/ Chapter Summaries:

[00:00:08] On this episode of Fantastic People, we talk with Kelsey Coffey. Kelsey is a Gulf Coast media personality. She talks about her love for the legendary musician, businesswoman, and mother that is Beyonce. This also spurs a conversation about representation in our culture. [00:02:57] You were an anchor, reporter, producer of the 60th anniversary of the Desegregation of UGA documentary. And that is when you realized that you had to be a journalist. After graduating, you got a job in advertising and quit and moved to Pensacola. [00:04:58] The documentary was all about the process of Charlene Hunter Gault and Hamilton Homes, who were the first two black students to ever go to UGA. I just knew that whenever I saw it on screen, that I had to be a storyteller. [00:06:29] "I love it. I'm loving being by the beach, and of course, I grew up on the coast in Kingsland. Nothing beats the Gulf Coast. The water is just immaculate. The people here in Northwest Florida have been really kind to me " [00:07:50] What is one of your favorite things about the Gulf Coast so far? The seafood is fantastic. How much love and support there are for our veterans. The fact that this is the home of the Blue Angels, that was an experience for me. [00:08:40] We're here to talk about Queen Bee herself, period. Music has always been a big part of Reagan's life. What is it about Beyonce for you? What is the draw? [00:13:14] One of my earliest memories of Beyonce was being at my grandfather's house in St. Marlow. How many people have memories connected to Beyonce? Fungs. There are a few other episodes of this show that we think you'll love. [00:17:57] I truly believe that Beyonce just has a gift from God. She is able to transcend space, time, race, culture, music, genre. It's the work ethic that makes Beyonce other human. There is a very select few of people that can do both immense talent and immense professionalism. [00:23:39] When you were 13 and you saw her for the first time in concert. It was an out of body experience. Representation matters so much and it's easy. It's to have someone say you saw a black woman again, top ten most powerful person on the planet, period. [00:29:51] Beyonce has pretty much always been private. There is a negative side to the fandom. What does the future look like for Beyonce? I want her to go on another tour.