Author/Spoken Word Artist/Natural Hair Care Stylist
Queen Goddess is an amazing Writer, Spoken Word Artist, Natural Hair Care Consultant, and Thespian from Harlem USA. As Natural Hair Care Stylist for several years, Queen and her clients have shared their stories and life experiences with each other. Clients have since encouraged her to write a book because of all the Spoken Word, Poetry, and Hip-Hop songs that she has shared with them—thus the 2007 Spring release of her first book, The Dark Sides of a Woman.
The Dark Sides of a Woman is a short story collection that provides a realistic look at the diversity of women in all kinds of relationships whether heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and interracial along with how they deal with all types of adversity. As a woman, dealing with relationships can be fraught with difficulties. Author Queen Goddess discusses the anguish that women experience in making tough decisions, not only to please them, but also to accommodate the opinions of family and friends.
Passionate and emotional, the moral lessons in The Dark Sides of a Woman thoroughly examine the strife that women experience in relationships. Whether they deal with deceit, rejection, humiliation, or controversy, Goddess shows how women call on their courage and strength to conquer these challenges.
Queen has performed in Harlem plays such as Mother to Son (A play ode to James Langston Hughes) in 1985 and They Finally Speak (A play about several women who followed Mr. Elijah Muhammad) while attending City College. She is an award winner of the 1986 Spanish, French, Italian Awards at Hostos College where she graduated and holds a degree in Liberal Arts
Working multiple, but fun jobs that would eventually shape her life, Queen Goddess was also the person inside the life size doll "Huggy Bean" created by Golden Ribbon Playthings. Huggy Bean and her magical land 'The Chocolate Forest" was featured at Harlem's African American shopping center Mart 125.
She also performed throughout the 90's with the Wakasha Reggae Band in Harlem and Reno Nevada's Band The Tribal Moon. Queen has also performed at a host of spoken word events and hip-hop venues with former hip-hop partners Supreme Articulator and Brotha Blackfoot. Queen Goddess was very instrumental in the early days of hip-hop she was one the makers of the African medallions and Lion of Judah pendants many hip-hop artists were wearing in their videos and the cover of hip-hop magazines. She custom made African medallions and pendants for one of the pioneers of hip-hop Afrika Bambaataa, Afrika Islam from the west coast, and the Zulu Nation.
Queen Goddess Summer release of her spoken word cd to the book inspired by the legendary Ruby Dee, who encouraged her to go in the studio with her kids whom Queen was working with to record her spoken word cd.
Which the living legend Ruby Dee emphasize has the potential to be nominated for a Grammy. Queen Goddess took Ruby Dee's advice and recorded the spoken word cd with her seven year old daughter Zawadi and sixteen year old son Ras. Queen Goddess released her cd on August 2nd 2007 on South Beach at The Catalina Hotel and has nineteen entries in the Grammy's for this powerful, uplifting, inspirational cd with her two children which makes this cd a joy to listen to.
Queen Goddess has also written for Sketch Book 80, Urban America, Ebonix Communication, and Felon Magazine. Queen currently writes for Unity Press Newspaper in Miami..
Queen is relocating from Miami to Los Angeles in December 2007 with her two incredibly, talented, wonderful, children. RasJahwara Alimayu U-Ahk & Tykima Zawadi Gyasi.
www.thedarksidesofawoman.com and/or www.myspace.com/thedarksidesofawoman.com