Rapper Queen Pen speaks against domestic violence and serves as an inspiration to mothers experiencing such abuse. In a recent interview on The Bill Cunningham Show, Queen Pen shared her story of abuse which included eight years of violence from her children’s father. Pen states, “I had two children with this man, but that was not enough to stop the abuse. I’ve had my teeth knocked out, gotten stitches, jumped out of cars on the parkway and jumped into stranger’s cars. I’ve run out into the hallways in my underwear banging on neighbor’s doors.”
Although there were many instances of abuse, the mother of five describes a specific time of violence when she lost consciousness. Pen explains, “He got a phone call. Someone told him I was messing around with someone and he snapped. When the police department broke down my door, I was unconscious. My son’s father was on the run from that incident for 1 ½ years. He said, ‘I’m going to kill you and I’m going to jail for murder. For 1 ½ years, I lived in fear.”
Queen Pen now encourages men and women to live in peace. She also advocates for healthy homes in which children have the opportunity to thrive.