We had the good fortune of connecting with Monique Loveless and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Monique, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
I use to be a workaholic. My identity was steeped in my work because I am such a creative but when COVID-19 hit everything changed for me. It was a wake-up call for me to reset my values, my worth, to start really evaluating myself and all the other things I truly wanted out of life. Having that type of downtime began my journey of a true work-life balance. As it’s so important to have to be able to readjust your goals or path, receive clarity to take the right steps, and rejuvenate with self-care/love.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What keeps me busy the most is the podcast I created called Black Queens Uncut. Black Queens Uncut is open honest girl talk amongst black women about the situations we handle every day. I never realized how much went into podcasting so shoutout to everyone running a podcast or show. I also interview celebrities on the red carpet and press junket as a media correspondent, which I absolutely love as I’ve gotten to interview Oprah, Michael B Jordan, Anne Hathaway, Quincy Jones, and so many more. I have some exciting new things coming out soon so to stay updated make sure to visit my website.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
LA is a beast all on it’s on so it truly depends on the person visiting. We may end up in West Hollywood having dinner and drinks at Pump or dancing hard at Beaches. Hitting Malibu to enjoying lunch at Geoffrey’s or Malibu Cafe and then beach time. Paying homage is everything so one day out of the week we’d definitely hit Inglewood eating at some of the best soul food spots like Dulan’s or Roscoe’s and taking pictures with Nipsey Hussle murals. Wherever we go it’ll definitely be something you can’t do back at home and fun no matter what.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate this to all the strong black women out there who strive every day to just be great moms, wives, sisters, daughters, sheroes, successful career women, and more! Thanks, mom!