We had the good fortune of connecting with Autumn Myers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Autumn, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with my idea for my business after working a few years freelancing within media spaces and noticed a pattern. That women of color topics weren’t being written about by women of that culture and there was a lack of representation. I felt the women I know of different cultures didn’t feel like their voices were heard when it came to discussions of motherhood, careers, lifestyles, and more. I wanted it to be a safe space where our stories will be uplifted and celebrated. To break through the stigmas and struggles that we are so one dimensional. After sitting down and doing more research on what type of platform I would want to create this space. After two years of struggles, I sat down and said, no this is the focus and this is the goal. That’s the key, you will fail once or twice but don’t change the idea, change the footwork to achieve the goal.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Queen Sessions is a multi-media company that focuses on creating digital content and spaces for women of color to love themselves loudly. We currently have a digital site, merch, and will be launching a podcast soon! The challenges you have to overcome is your ego, that growth doesn’t happen overnight, and that everything happens at the right place. Being an entrepreneur in the media space is stressful and can very low points. But, if you truly believe in what you’re doing and the path you are on, you will find yourself aligned with the right community and people along the way. It’s been three years and the amount of support is amazing. Are we perfect, no, we face challenges and different setbacks. But, in five years will we be bigger, yes, I manifest it and work towards it every day because, with faith and hustle, nothing is unproven. I was homeless in New York and now I am a business owner, that’s the true test of faith.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, covid is hard to take anyone anywhere, but in the summer, we are going to Montauk to enjoy the beach and scenery. A little escape never hurts!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
– Elle Murasaki – Meditation and healing coach, who taught me the beauty of taking time and space for you! – Lyana – Author & pushed me to launch an affirmation journal which led to #1 on Amazon! – My queen team, Xiara A., Tejal Parekh, Emily Luna, and Lyana Peters for being the core of helping me keep seeing the goals. – David, my partner who continually brings me back to the light on dark days! – to all my readers and friends I’ve met along this journey. The Queen Sessions was made for us!