In an effort to leave trauma and oppression behind, Queen relocated herself and her four eldest sons to Colorado. Queen thought she had made it out the mud, until the reality of her new surroundings set in.
Fort Collins, CO was small, exclusive, and predominantly white. Fort Collins was ill-equipped to support the livelihood of people of color, and even more so the livelihood of Black people.
Queen and her sons were met with racially intolerant community members, directly targeted by law enforcement, and subjected to homelessness due to housing discrimination. Determined not to be confined by the systems which oppressed her, Queen searched for resources, support, and care, however, she discovered what was offered didn't even scratch the surface of what her family truly needed.