The pandemic is not new. Nor is racism. Both need to be eradicated. ~Until . . .
Quanda R. Graves better known as "Until". Poet since the tender age of twelve. Grew her name around the Los Angeles are in the 90's, Until (pun intended) she received her big break in 1998 at Indiana University as Poet of the night. Until was met with standing ovations and encores. However, shortly after she had to take a hiatus for ten years and resurfaced in the year of 2008.
In 2008 Until wanted to travel back to her literary missions. She became the youth director for the LABBX from 2008-2014. In the latter year she completed a childhood dream and became the author of her first non-fiction poetry edition entitled I Just Want To Write! Which led to her first poetry residence called Poetic Uprising at the Max Bloom's Cafe, in Fullerton, California from August 2015- February 2016 which also provided an opportunity to be the Spoken Word Poet of the night for the Elevate Genius Gala in 2015 presented by the Kind-Hearted Compassion In Action Foundation. Following radio interviews, magazine features and more. Until's most recent works is called "Dreaming Of A Place" published on her birthday, May 23rd of 2020
Though one of Until's dreams was always to be a writer of many variations, poet and author, and as she succeeded, there were more dreams to be manifested. The extension of her dreams next, to be a poet with products of her words, vision and style. Until wanted to produce fruits connected to her passions of interests. Such as Greeting Cards, Oolong Tea, Books, Poetry, Cups and more. Unofficially she launched in September of 2017 to a warm welcome. Then officially as of January 2020, you now see QS Simple Treasures and Greetings, LLC (QS). A company that hosts greetings and gift ideas all created from her design. Along with QS Simple Treasures Podcast for entrepreneurship and everyday life. QS greeting cards has been featured in Heart London Magazine 2018 and you can also find her greeting cards in The Guild House Gaming Store in Bellflower, CA. The Dreams Are Meant To Be Lived Oolong Tea has been featured in Cuisine Noir Food & Lifestyle magazine 2020. One of Until's quotes: "Dreams Are Meant To Be Lived" ~Until