I'm addicted to loving myself loud & proud every single day, existing as the unapologetically, intoxicating Black Goddess known as Autumn Black
I learned to be my best friend, to trust my intuition, to appreciate my moments of solitude, to know my faults (the REAL one's not the ones people gaslight us into thinking are real), to know my weaknesses, to know my shadow side and heal these wounds from a place of love & gratitude.
All About Queen X
Queen X started as a magazine rebrand to my original magazine Mane Dame Mag. I have always loved speaking to people and I developed a real passion for black businesses. I focused on spotlight black entrepreneurs and making them feel like the million-dollar brands I could see in them. After me and a partner opened a brick and mortar store I began to develop more interpersonal and connected relationships within the community. Through this many people began to come to me for more than just local and black owned businesses. They came to me for counsel, for inspiration, for motivation, for accountability, for research and for genuine love. I started to notice a habit in the people (male & female) that I was able to reach.
I resonated with where they were stuck,.... every problem, every fear, every trigger... was attached to their low perception of self. A stuck mentality of "this is what's expected of me and there's no other option but that" or not having the confidence to explore anything outside of what was handed to them. I know this mentality because I come from a small town where roles are assigned to you as soon as your name is written on the birth certificate. Everyone knows everyone family and nothing inspirational ever happens. I was never supposed to be anything other than a food service worker, a nurses aid or a teacher. All very respectable jobs to have but none of them spoke to my soul or made me feel like I was leaving my own beautiful stamp on the world.
What was it that gave me the confidence to strike out on my own moves to a bigger city, then a bigger state, find & leave love behind, Open and close businesses, Love myself loud & proud everyday, existing as the unapologetically intoxicating black goddess know as Autumn Black? I learned to be my best friend, to trust my intuition, to appreciate my moments of solitude, to know my faults (the REAL one's not the ones people gaslight us into thinking are real), to know my weaknesses, to know my shadow side and heal these wounds from a place of love & gratitude.
I gave up on remorse, I accepted divine timing and released the desire to control the uncontrollable. I accept responsibility for me, and I don't carry anyone else's bag of bullshit. I don't agree with everything my circle does in their personal lives but I'm aware its none of my business and their happiness and elevation means more to me than my approval of their lifestyle.
I am filling the gap of judgement free sisterhood. cultivating loving communities through self work. We attract what we are so the more evolved, the more loving the more powerful the more authentic we are with ourselves the more we attract those same qualities in the people around us.