Today we’d like to introduce you to Quiana Newby.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Quiana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Quiana Newby was born in Northeast Washington DC, which is now the present day “H Street Corridor”. Healthy and organic living has always been an important part of her life. Growing up, her grandparents had acres of land in Virginia filled with rows of vegetables and fruits. Fast Forward to today, that love for showing individuals where their food comes from and how they can take their food from the garden to the table has become her passion and her drive. She graduated from Temple University with a major in advertising and marketing. In 2016 she began a documentary with The Green Scheme non-profit titled “The New Cool,” and we have been beautifying the city ever since. Through her education and street knowledge she began an organization, Girls Gone Green. Her vision is to bridge the gap between our community and the resources in order to thrive. Girls Gone Green is geared towards bringing women together from across the District and similar communities to discuss the current health climate that children, families and women face in today’s society. We do it in a cool way!
Her love for children came from her birth to a beautiful baby girl in 2010. Life has not always been easy for Quiana, but through it all she finds a way to serve and bring light to others. Walking across the stage 6 months pregnant from Temple University started her first career as a teacher in the DCPS system. Never being a woman to “stick to the system,” she began her career in radio and Public relations in the Dc, Atlanta, and Philadelphia area. Spreading her love for health and wealth with everyone!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No it has not, but it has been worth it. One of the hardest parts for me was not getting the support from those that I was for sure going to be there for me. But I quickly learned that the road was not going to be easy, but it was going to be worth it. I had to overcome a lot of personal dilemmas but my faith and those that had my back kept me strong through the times that I wanted to give in. Having a service-based business, I could not let my community down and I could not let my daughter down. She watched her mother struggle financially and emotionally, but I knew that through the adversity, she never saw a broken a woman, but a strong woman that never gave up on her dreams. Then 2019, I had my break through and my test became my real-life testimony.
Girls Gone Green – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
MY business is all about health and wellness. Physically, mentally, and spiritually. I was able to take my hurt and grow into a business that could serve any under deserved company. When I though of growth, I thought about as a child when I watched my grandmother in the garden and on the farm and how calm that made me. My business specializes in educating all ages in healthy eating and wellness practices that cater to a full body transformation. We tap into mental wellness, motherhood, food education, food awareness.
Our programs range from teaching individuals how to grow their own crops to making your essential needs such as soaps, scrubs, deodorants etc. all with natural and organic resources. We also teach smoothie and juicing classes.
What sets us apart?… is we are considered the hip farmers, we created a campaign called “Don’t Mute My Health,” and it went viral and we try to stay relevant but keep the information fresh and the resources available for communities that are under served.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Yes! I am looking forward to starting my own school for young girls and it is coming very soon. A school that teaches skills and teaches us culture and food awareness. Our school lunches are going to be dope and innovative.
- Corner water- alkaline mint infused water $3.50 16oz
- hibiscus detox tea $8 12oz
- Website: greenscheme.org
- Phone: 2024601976
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: girls.gone.green_