We had the good fortune of connecting with Honey Bee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Honey, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I was at what felt like an all time low in my life. I was struggling in every single way. Sometimes not eating so my daughter could eat. Unhappy and alone as I ever felt. I remember contemplating suicide and being more saddened that for me that wasn’t an option because I had to stay alive for my children “unfortunately”. I told a few family members and you know, I got great but completely useless advice and I felt as if my back was against the wall. I would cry myself to sleep like every night after my daughter would fall asleep and one night I decided to cry in the shower instead (lol). While I was in the shower I just began to unravel and scream and I was asking God why is my life so messed up?! Why am I not experiencing success in this life?! I remember screaming to God about the promises that were told to me when I was younger and just asking him where he was! Why were those things not being fulfilled? You know that moment where you’ve given it all up you’ve cried and screamed and begged and you’re exhausted. Now you have nothing left and you just sit there pitiful and embarrassed (lol). As I sat in the shower in silence after having my panic attack I remember hearing as clear as we hear eachother the question asked to me….if you knew you couldn’t fail, nothing could stop you, and you lacked nothing in the area, if your success was inevitable and destiny could not be changed, what would you do? Who would you be? Go do THAT!!!! And it was clear to me that my questions had been answered. I sat with myself and dared myself to be honest about what all I wanted and every answer I gave myself was regarding entertainment, music, and performance. I went to work the very next day on a vision that started out as Thee Artshow and shortly evolved into my now successful brand The Honeybeez

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
So I’ve been dancing and singing my entire life wether it was at church, the studio, at school what have you. I’ve dibbled and dabbled in acting too. I’ve helped jump start a few music careers with my songwriting and management skills. I come from a family of musicians and I was born an entertainer!!! Born a star!!! Born a boss!!! One thing I’ve learned is that you can run from your passion as long as you’d like but you cannot hide from it! The longer you run the more time you waste. Of course it’s not easy but it’s worth it. For me personally it was and is a struggle getting respect as a woman in my position in a male dominated industry that is the nightlife, when it comes to managing these women’s careers and being the one handling their bookings and affairs. I tend to look for the girls that may have been forgotten about/discarded or don’t exactly know who they are themselves yet. Not every dancer is in a dance studio not every performer had the opportunity to go to performing art schools. So yes I’ll go to a strip club to find girls that have that star quality or just girls that I see on their social media with lots of personality and just that IT factor!!! Most of those women are the same women these men prey on all in the name of success and it makes it so much harder for the girls that DO dream of becoming somebody to get there without selling themselves short in spirit and in truth so I come in and I cover them in professionalism and I represent them in a way where they WILL be taken seriously we WILL conduct business and there’s no funny business between these photographers or promoters etc and them! Many many men don’t like that and I’m sure you can imagine why. It stops them from carrying out their own agenda which is often full of bad intention. So in turn they try and make my job harder but I was built for it so I just push back till I knock it all down. The thing that I want the world to know when it comes to the girls that I work with, the woman of the night, the exotic dancer, the girl working the gas station counter, the social media personality that gets on your nerves cause she’s always on the platform… girls like us, we’re entertainers too and we have an audience as well. And even MORE than that, we also are daughters, big and little sisters, and most importantly mothers! We all should have the opportunity to show our family, our CHILDREN that no matter where you start if you stay focused you can get anything you want in the world. I may not have gotten here how you got here but I worked just as hard if not twice as hard and my children deserve to see that! They deserve trust funds and silver spoons too so make room for us as well and I DARE you to not be entertained by us when we walk out on your stages!!!!!!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ok so my first stop before a night out and sometimes after a night out is a little bar in Desoto named Greedy’s. It’s not too packed but never empty and they always have my favorite 2000’s era music playing and the drinks are strong but cheap. I’m also a big fan of Turkey Dam especially on Sunday’s. Then you know we gotta stop at the Harlowe MXM in Dallas off Main st that’s a for sure vibe. Can’t forget Kitchen + Kocktails that’s my brunch spot. They always have the best music. My nightclub life is limited to the Dallas Cabarets lol I’m a huge fan of the strip clubs herr but the cabarets are my favorite

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course I want to give a shot out to all the girls that worked with me when I had not yet done ANY work. Just sheer faith in my vision and I’ll always appreciate that BUT most importantly I have to give credit to my best friend Vonnie who worked as my assistant for our first 2 years. I couldn’t have done it without her at the time. I was fresh out of a bad break up and just had this idea that I wasn’t sure I even believed in but SHE did. She left her home to move in with me and we worked every single day to get my brand up and running. She contributed GREATLY to the success we had in getting this brand up, running, and maintained!!!! Also shot out to Marcus my social media manager

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