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

Hi DaQuan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is very important I mean you got a jump. You gotta close your eyes and jump. You got to take that risk and run in a different direction that everybody else isn’t running if you have to. If you see the vision if you see what it takes if you see something that someone else doesn’t see why not take it why not jump why not reach for the stars so you can land on the roof why not reach for the universe so you can land of a star. You see what I’m saying? The higher the risk the better the outcome whether or not it  is the outcome that you wanted at least it  is better than where you started.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is that I tell stories for a living. It started when I was young and I was writing superhero stories and I was good. Then I moved into writing poetry because my mom wrote poetry and I wanted to be just like her. What sets me apart is my imagination. No one has my imagination no one will ever have my imagination and that’s just the way it is, feel  how you wanna feel about it but that is what makes me unique I like to call my imagination black Neverlands because of how creative it is and because of how I create solely for my people. Black cast black main character black everything everything black . Just so I can see in a couple of decades that my work really inspired black kids just like me to be whomever and whatever they wanted to be instead of what society limits us to be. The lessons that I’ve learned is you can’t do it alone. Once you find a team that loves you, more importantly sees the vision, you’re gonna go far. You can do something fast alone but you can do something really makes an impact when you have a team. I mean I like to envision that the team I’ve acquired ever since going to college we’re like the avengers or the justice league or every character in Naruto or something. Another lesson I’ve learned is you can’t go through any journey off of pain pain is a non-renewable resource that is toxic. Pain gets the job done but you’re left with that feeling and it’s hard to turn it into a positive feeling. But  fueling this journey off of joy is everlasting the energy is everlasting . Also it’s not about reaching the top of the mountain it’s more so about reaching the top of your mountain it’s about reaching your fullest potential not the fullest potential. I also learned that there are seats at the table for everybody and those who don’t think that, are people you shouldn’t mess with in your journey. They’re snakes and you gotta let snakes slime alone. I want the world to know that at the end of the day I’m just DaQuan. You know you can call me Quandawriter or flicksbyQuan but I’m just DaQuan at the end of the day. I pray for everybody to reach their fullest potential and there is no limit for anybody. Only you can stop you. I come from a place where the old fashion style of writing to create and tell a story isn’t respected and that didn’t stop my dream. I wanted to come in this professional by writing and I have. And I’ve expanded outside of that but that was my foundation and I think that’s what’s gonna have the next generation remember me and know who I am

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I’d take them Down town I mean the city is beautiful. Mercedes Benz stadium, the park, Stone Mountain, botanical gardens all of it is exciting. Even if we do nothing. Living in the city is an adventure in itself there’s always something going on, famous People are always here, and we got the best underground clothing brands

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First I would like to give a shout out to my mom. She always told me ,whether I want to be a scientist  or FBI age or a football player she told me that whatever I wanted to do I could do it and she was here to support me  and she kept her word. She believed in me when no one else did. She told me that my name was meant to be in lights and she believes that with all her heart.  Sometimes I don’t even believe it but I’m happy to know someone was here and someone believes. I feel as though without my mothers encouragement I wouldn’t be here I wouldn’t be in the position that I am in today I love you mother. Also wanna give a shout out to my dog my partner in crime my best friend Nadia Gordon. She saw the vision when I was writing on Google Docs she saw the vision when I first told her I wanted to quit playing football and tell stories for a living she has gotten me outs some tough times and has always looked out for me and gave me opportunities to expand my career. Next my grandmother she’s always front the bill of my career. My dad even though he doesn’t like to credited he has really helped me make most of my films. And lastly all the cool and creative people that I’ve met at Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta you guys know who you are! I love you guys, you guys helped me create off of joy and not off of negative energy like how I used to and the feeling you guys give me really has meant so much to me and I tell you guys this a lot I hope you guys reach your fullest potential and I can’t wait to see it.

Website: https://daquankevin0419.wixsite.com/my-site

Instagram: @quan.dawriter @flicksbyquan

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daquan-brown-2082921b4

Youtube: https://youtu.be/hl-eXv5dYoA

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