We Come From Queens is a biweekly millennial lifestyle podcast hosted by long time friends Cadacia & Monique. Their show covers a variety of topics such as adulthood, dating, wellness & Queendom things.
We Come From Queens launched June 2014 and is currently in it's fourth season.
We Come From Queens first started as a youtube entity after a few of our friends suggested we do videos based on conversations we were having. We wanted to create videos talking about navigating our 20s while maintaining a "girl talk" vibe. It ended up being very difficult at that time to get together and record videos. This led us to consider podcasting, which has turned out to be the best decision for us.
Our show is topic based, bi-weekly (we release every other Thursday), our topics often stem from personal experiences and is centered around our typical "girl talk". Although we do invite guests to add to our conversations, we don't rely heavily on guests to fuel content for our show.
This year we are working harder towards growing our podcast . People have started asking for digital content from us so we are brainstorming ideas to incorporate that within our brand. We are looking to connect with sponsors to share products and services with our listeners as well as partnering with organizations to hold events for our community. Towards the end of 2017 we launched merchandise which can be purchased on our site at wecomefromqueens.com/shop.
We met in 6th grade back in 2000 and for the most part have been friends ever since. Living very close to each other for such a long time played a big factor in us hanging out all of the time. To be 29 and be friends for soon to be 18 years makes our friendship unique. We have very real experiences on and off air and the genuineness of our relationship can easily be recognized when tuning into our show. This easily translates into others feeling like they are part of our friend circle and can chime in at any time.
Monique is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she got her degree in Computer Art, 3D Animation and VFX. She is currently employed in a major animation studio. When she is not working her day job or podcasting she is personifying her definition of Carefree Black Girl Magic. This includes singing Bruno Mars songs too loudly, pretending to be an android like Janelle Monae, wishing she had stlye like Sza and vibing to Solange as she is painting, drawing, writing or making flower crowns. Podcasting has allowed Monique to step outside of the animation world and into a new community of fellow content creators of different mediums.
Cadacia obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Childhood Education from SUNY Plattsburgh. She later went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Education degree in Literacy Education from Hunter College. She is currently working as a 5th grade Math and Science teacher of bilingual students. Along with reading & writing she enjoys spending time with friends & family and singing until her heart's content (her ability is dependent upon one's listening style). Podcasting is a forum for her to express her thoughts outside of writing as well as connect with others whom she may not have had the opportunity to connect with otherwise.
Success is subjective and can mean a multitude of things for everyone due to their own personal experiences. In this episode we share our own personal definitions, how they have evolved throughout our twenties and what keeps us constantly reaching for success.
In this episode we invited Alicia of Cubicle & Curls to join us as we break down the stigma of Black women being too strong, have too much attitude ultimately not being "coachable"
Summer is the time when most people shed their winter clothing and skin. There is so much pressure to obtain and retain the "perfect" body. In this episode we decided to define "pretty" and all the implications it has for females and our self esteem.
Summer of 2017 we took it upon ourselves to set a bachelor & bachelorette up on blind dates and share their before and after experiences on the show.
On May 12, 2018 we hosted our first karaoke night. Attendees included former gyuests, fellow podcasts hosts, listeners and friends.
On June 17,2017 we had our first event. The event consisted of a live show and mixer, which gave us an opportunity to connect with our listeners as well as allowing them to participate in our show.
In December of 2017 we launched official We come From Queens merchandise.
Our episodes from November of 2017 - March of 2018 have been sponsored by Sudio. You can visit them here www.sudio.com/us
Here are a few articles we have been featured in. To see more please visit our Press page.
"Ever feel alone with life struggles like dating, job, society issues, financial issues or just life. Monique and Cadacia are here to let you know you’re not alone. These ladies bi-weekly Thursday Podcast would have you saying “YUP THATS ME” and having you feeling like “So, I'm not the only one who thought this or needed help with this.""
"Another uplifting podcast hosted by two Black women living in Queens, We Come From Queens helps millennials adjust to the new rules of adulthood, dating and wellness. How can we fully embody our queendom in a world so committed to cutting us down? Tune in biweekly as hosts Monique and Cadacia attempt to figure it out."
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"...WCFQ is a biweekly podcast hosted by queens from Queens, Cadacia (Panamanian) and Monique (Venezuelan). Topics include "adulthood, dating, wellness, and Queendom things"."