We had the good fortune of connecting with Qv33n and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Qv33n, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I make sure that as a mother I showcase my losses as well as my wins. Children are losing a sense of reality with social media being such a strong influence. It’s very important to show our youth how to be resilient through adversity. So that when it is time to applaud your victory’s , the celebration of accomplishment starts to build pride in oneself
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a performing/creative artist one of the founders of KRUMP culture cultivated in south-central Los Angeles I am the only female in creation of the KRUMP MOVEMENT. I am proud of where I am today constantly unveiling new layers of myself as an artist. I am currently working on my music project in titled QV33N, combining my central American roots with KRUMP culture. It’s an exciting journey to be on right now on top of starting my music career I am working on my first film in titled ThyQueendomCome. It is featured in The dance CAMERA west film festival It’s not easy chasing dreams as a single mom of two amazing little girls (Saadiya 12 Assata 5) The balance is the most challenging part but it’s worth it I’ve learned that scheduling becomes Bible so to speak. Both of my children are also in the arts so order is important. My brand THRONE promotes black excellence and activism through performing and creative arts. THRONE teaches the youth in urban communities how to express themselves through performing arts spoken word and Black literacy as well as Teaching the will to win
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were to come in town right now we’d be shot to Damascus because of Covid but if things were pre-Covid my favorite spots in my community would be a couple of hotspots simply wholesome for flavor of all smoothies and savory Jamaican patties. A bike ride along the Venice Beach Boardwalk topping it off with funnel cake. Dulans soul Food kitchen on Manchester for dinner followed by California donuts for dessert. I love a good flea market so the rhodium outdoor swap meet is a great place for cool fines and awesome bargains. Paddle boating in Echo Park is always fun followed by the authentic LA street tacos ride the roller coaster at Santa Monica pier a day trip to Catalina Island just to ride the glass bottom boat of cant forget horseback riding in Griffith Park ending the week with dinner at Nobu in Malibu that sunset is to die for Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my daughters Saadiya and Assata who keep me inspired everyday. They are all the push I need with Gods Grace I’ll never let them down.