EVERY SHAde.  Every age.  Every sister.

Calling all queens!! At 6:00 PM in the evening of Friday, October 4th, 2019, join us sisters in special celebration and conversation surrounding this beautiful skin we are born in! With thoughtful dialogue, powerful spoken word, expressive art, the ministry of music, and in-person access to local skin care and wellness professionals, our goal is an entire evening dedicated to the love, care, health and healing of YOU. 

Ready to join us? 


General admission is free! Register now and get your ticket(s)!

What is “between us queens” (BUQ)?

Between Us Queens, also known as BUQ, is a new event and talk series! BUQ is here to offer unique, positive, life-changing experiences and resources that inspire joy, growth, healing, empowerment and dialogue among and between African American women, teens and girls.


what should i expect at this buq experience?

“Between Us Queens: An Evening with Lenora Lassiter” will touch on how we–sisters of all ages and backgrounds–have been hurt by attacks upon our skin colors; how we have healed or still need healing because of such hurt; and how we can nurture self-love and encourage healthy self-care.

PLUS: Live Performances! Vendors! Fellowship! Meet & Greet with Lenora and purchase your own copy of Fighting From Darkness for her to sign in-person! (Each book purchase earns the chance to win a special gift at BUQ!)


Join us at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 4th at the beautiful Bethel AME Church!

819 Woodrow St, Columbia, SC 29205


how do i prepare for buq? 

Get your TICKET: Register for your free ticketGet DRESSED: Celebrate the many shades of our beautiful, Black skin by wearing your favorite, naturally colored attire: From ebony black and chocolate brown, to rich copper, pecan tan or cream–the style choice is yours! Come ONE, Come ALL: We encourage you to attend and bring your loved ones with you! Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Niece, Friend… May the evening be a healing, fun, valuable experience for you all! Join the CONVO: Copies of Fighting From Darkness will be available for sale at the event for $15. Purchase your own copy at BUQ and Lenora can sign it in-person, and you get the chance to win a special gift!