Who are we?
Queen: Founder and Community Organizer
It was March 13th 1973, Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, in the county of Kings a QUEEN was born to a 17 year old addict. Yes Spike Lee’s Crooklyn is LEGIT!!! Cancer ravaged families back then and left orphans to the state of New York City. It was the new wave, get you a foster kid and get some money every month. I was often in different homes with different types of people, ( I acted out due to trauma) but I became part of a system designed to keep me complacent and unsuccessful. That systemic arena snowballed into a life that has produced longing effects of dependency of systems that perpetuate oppression. Along with the lasting effects of unhealthy family and abusive intimate relationships and taking on the responsibility of my first two grandchildren, I find myself in the same situation 40 years later. Same system, same oppression, but a new way of thinking.
Twelve years ago I moved to Fort Collin, Colorado from Brooklyn, New York with 4 sons and I was saved (by Christ) 5 years ago. Though it feels good to be free spiritually, my environment and I need to work on the physical, emotional, mental and financial peace.
Being rejected from programs because of my resiliency, the color of my skin, or because they had already checked the quota box, didn't sit right with me. Therefore, Queen's Legacy Foundation was born.
Some of my experience: