We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Carter and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ryan, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind creating my brand came from personal experience. I wanted to remind women and young girls that they could overcome any and everything, that regardless of what life throws at you, you are still a queen. I also wanted to create a safe place for us to come together and talk, share, cry laugh etc without any judgement while also having a good time,

Please tell us more about your business. How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. 
Konquer Queen, Konquer King is a streetwear brand with a social group aspect. Was it easy starting, of course not, nothing worth having comes easy. But EVERYTIME I get a new follower or someone purchases or someone tells me they like my outfit that makes me excited, whenever someone reaches out and says hey I need To vent and they wanna talk to me that makes me excited. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is do what you think is best for your brand or company the vision is yours.

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.
The beach, the art district downtown, Hollywood sign

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?
My kids deserve a shout out first, my daughter is a constant reminder that I can Overcome everything because she does it daily, my son is my constant motivator. My parents for always being proud of me. Lastly EVERY single QUEEN and KING who has konquered or is konquering any obstacle.

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