The Ugly Duckling Brand is about a woman finding her identity.  Although that seems simple, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In her own right, her own genetic make up and her own personality design, a woman finding her identity means finding her true self through the eyes of Jesus.  Further, it means adjusting her lens to match that of her Creator.  It means freedom.  It means life.  It means courage.  It means bravery. It means understanding.  And it means grace given and grace received.


The Ugly Duckling Brand is RAW.

The Ugly Duckling Brand is AUTHENTIC. 

The Ugly Duckling Brand is UNAPOLOGETIC.

Recent Events

Century Leadership Conference

The poem was written for the 2021 Century Leadership Conference in OKC. The theme was Invest, the audience full of pastors & other ministry leaders and the Scripture reference 2 Timothy 4:1-2, 6-8.


The goal of the poem is to “inflict pain on those who are comfortable.” To challenge and possibly convict leaders in the church to ensure what they leave behind is greater than what was produced. 


The Bible is full of mentorship and investing in the next generation. I worked on staff at a church for some time and our great leader and pastor always told us “Recruit Train Replace.” This is huge! Not only does make you a better leader but it enhances the Kingdom greatly!!


Now if you’re reading this and listening to my poem and you do not believe in God or Scripture, I do believe that there are some takeaways for you and in fact they are the same: “Recruit Train Replace.” Your family, job/career and neighbors benefit from you being a great leader! 

Hosted by: Oklahoma District Council of the Assembles of God


Jesus is Lord

Written to be a part of the film “Jesus is Lord” by Salt and Light Leadership Training. This film aired on September 19, 2020 on the CW34 in OK. 

CreativeMornings/OKC: #CMInsecure

As you all know, CMOKC decided to pause our digital events back in May. While we still remain paused, we will be holding our June event due to the magnitude of importance storytelling holds in this moment. We realize we have a platform for storytelling in our community and we understand that the power of storytelling gives us an opportunity to learn from one another - it can help shape or even challenge our opinions.

We recognize the ongoing history of oppression that has systemically been inflicted upon the Black community for generations. We also recognize that to be an ally we need to listen to the experiences of POC - just as Black Lives Matter, Black storytelling matters.

CreativeMornings was founded on the belief that “We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world” - this month we lean into that mission by amplifying the voice of speaker, emcee, writer, and spoken-word artist, Krista Rice.


Algorithms may cause us to live in a social media echo chamber. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We are answering @sharethemicnow’s call to #keepsharingthemic by listening to these incredible local voices. Wednesday we have an opportunity to learn new perspectives as these women hand over their platforms and #sharethemicnow with local Black women. Join us! Go ahead and follow all the women tagged here and prepare to learn something new Wednesday!


On July 1, 2020, Krista will be taking over the Instagram account for Stacey Johnson (@staceyjlife)! Stacey is a a counselor, entrepreneur, business woman and most importantly, like Krista, she's an Enneagram 7!  One of Krista's favorite quotes of hers is,

"What she does flows out of who she believes she is."


Upcoming Events

North Church | Guthrie Campus

In observation of the 100 year mark of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, I will perform an original piece titles “U N I T Y.” The hope for this piece small to bring awareness to the fact that we all have way Oreo in common, especially in eternity.

Join me on Sunday, May 30, 2021, during both experiences (9:30am & 11:00am) at North Church (Guthrie Campus): 2219 Woodlawn Ave Guthrie, OK 73044