1. What is your favorite thing about being born and raised in Queens?
My favorite thing about being born and raised in Queens is the hustle mentality. Although Queens is quite small, growing up in this diverse city taught me so much about finding my true self and learning about different cultures from music, art, style and food!
2. What drives your hustle?
What drives my hustle is NYC being the concrete jungle and a dog eat dog world with so many different creatives and talents out there chasing their dreams!
3. What brands do you admire and why?
There aren’t a lot of brands that I admire but I love all black-owned brands/businesses because it inspires me everyday seeing success in the black communities. Being a person of color is so hard in this world so seeing young creatives, especially my friends who are getting the recognition they deserve, is inspiring and gives hope to future generations.
4. What is a cause you are passionate about?
A cause that I’m passionate about is cultivating human connection. My passion is people so I love bringing them together to form a collective of people to create together!
5. What is something about yourself that might surprise people?
Something about myself that might surprise people is my love for anime! I’ve always been a fan of Pokémon and Mario ever since I was 12 years old. I don’t know why people perceive me as this woman who isn’t a kid at heart. I still have Nintendo game consoles til this day. It gives me a sense of youth and is low-key therapeutic sometimes.