Queena Bergen is on a mission to become one of the influential voices in performance poetry. Turning colorful personal narratives into an epigrammatic style of rhythmic stories about the determination, perseverance and grit she utilized to follow her dreams. Born and raised in Franklin Township, NJ she has been writing and performing spoken word since she was 9 years old. Years later, her powerful use of the craft is still being recognized by institutions across the world. Queena was a part of the Emmy award winning public service campaign Black History is Our History on CBS, a featured performer at the USA Pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai and recently became a 1st time author of her book entitled The Life We Chose, a mantra that has followed Queena for nearly two decades. A reminder that each creator on earth has a responsibility to choose the life they wish to experience. It is the unique journey of a struggling young poet who through a life filled with trials and tribulations was paid to quit her job and follow her dreams of becoming a professional entertainer. Queena seeks to create work that promotes healthy dialogue, discourse and social change. She has been cultivating these goals by collaborating with artists through her non-profit Join Creativity – an organization she developed to help artists travel, network and create for free. Queena’s goal is to continue to perform on stages around the world with ambitions to get into television and movies.