How do you see yourself, and how would you like to be seen?
I see myself as a rising LGBTQ community leader for people of color. Someone who has worked continuously for us to be counted, a voice! I’d definitely like to be viewed as innovative and personable. Someone who is motivated to propel progression. A well known lesbian entrepreneur.
How do you define your purpose in life?
My purpose in life is defined by my constant and relentless attempts to show something that hasn’t been seen or done, for the culture.
What are three events that helped to shape your life?
3 events that shaped the mind of Bnyce
- Attending events way too young, I noticed business things at that age and vowed at 16 I would create.
- Birth & Death, My daughter came at 18, My mother died at 20. Having no true guidance, but responsibility, made me want to be better, and prove I could be.
- Being raped and going through a trial, then putting someone in jail. A deacon and dad. This shaped everything from my parenting to my views on love and religion.
What woman inspires you and why?
I’d have to say, Mychel Dillard. I prefer to look up to who and what I see myself becoming. A more direct inspiration that will affect my life, followed by meeting and thanking my inspiration. She is what I look like and how I think. (A well know lesbian entrepreneur)
Are there any assumptions about women that you would like to change? Why?
I’ll stand for lesbian woman and say:
Stud (dressed manly) we don’t want every lady we come across.
We don’t want to be a man.
We never know a person's back story. My comfort lies in my sexuality for a number of reasons.
What do you believe will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
Courage to be the difference, as well as a lack of support; mentally, physically, and emotionally.
As a Woman of Valor, what advice would you give to your younger self and do you follow this advice now? Don’t be scared, you will be historic, be you, be kind, and be as honest as you can. Yes, I haven’t changed a thing. I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing, but I’m never scared to create, be different, and be a leader. I am history, you just are not old enough yet.