Meet the Fierce and Fabulous Lipstick Queen of Farming - Samantha Foxx
Samantha Foxx is our farm mother, queen and visionary of illuminating light. A Native of North Carolina and the daughter of Indigenous People. Her education and experience has lead her innovative path on a journey as one the leading healing forces of Holistic Remedies, Farming and Beekeeping. Servicing the community with authentic love and support for the healing and growth of her family, friends and village. With strong loving arms she embrace the challenges of life; standing for the education, empowerment and the promotion of women and people of color in beekeeping, agriculture and the arts innovation. Samantha Foxx is a shining example of Determination, Will Power and Innovation. Through her life's work to Save the Bees, provide Safe Healthy Food and Formulate Top Quality Holistic Products. As a loving Mother, Friend and Community Supporter she aims to continue her education, experience and life's work to truly make our lives better.
In honor of Black History Month, name one black woman you look up to or influenced you and why?
Fannie Lou Hamer. She was such an inspiration to me as a woman farmer. She had the will to try to create a better war fir herself and her community. She was a rebel and she was not afraid to speak up, about disparities in her community. She gives me hope and inspires me, to keep believing in the future and planting seeds. I appreciate all the work she did, she has paved the way for me to walk in excellence and pride.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love freedom and that it is something, I can build with my family. I also, love connecting to the Earth and soil. It is so many valuable lessons, Mother Nature can teach us all. Bee keeping is also, vital and I empowered that I am doing something beneficial to overall benefit of the planet. It is a very rewarding job. It’s a lot of hard with between that and farming, but I love every single piece of it.
What keeps you motivated during challenging times?
Knowing that I am inspiring others and building a legacy for my children. This work is necessary and important.
If you could give your younger self advice what would it be?
You only fail, when you don’t try.
What is your favorite quote by a Black woman?
Octavia E. Butler All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you
Keep up with Samantha on instagram @mothersfinesturbanfarm