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

Hi Lotus, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting a business is a commitment and requires dedication, resources and sacrifice. I wanted to show people that regardless of your gender, having a talent and being able to break through a male dominating industry can be accomplished. My time is extremely important to me, after all it’s the one thing we can never get more of. When the current minute is over, it’s over, we can never get it back. I also very much appreciate and enjoy the choice it affords me. That is, I can choose to take on a project or I can choose to pass. I’m in the position to make the choice. The choice that is right for me and for the business.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is close to me because I combined my two favorite genres of music which is house and top 40s it was a journey for me that was not easy I was originally self taught during the time of Covid and got introduced to a DJ “COACH once the club started opening up I was able to get booked but the journey is a struggle being a queer female DJ however the perseverance and motivation is stronger than ever. I have learned to always stay true to your craft do not listen to the haters but also take compliments and listen to your mentors. The Lotus brand shows perseverance just like the lotus flower can grow through any type of climate and weather I am able to persevere and get over any homes and hurdles and come up on top

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.
Hillcrest is the center of San Diego’s LGBT scene, with buzzing gay bars and the city’s massive annual Pride parade. University Avenue is lined with restaurants serving global cuisines like Vietnamese, Himalayan and Thai, while the mix of cafes, brunch spots and second-hand clothes shops on Fifth Avenue make it a popular weekend destination. The weekly Hillcrest Farmers Market sells produce, flowers and cooked food.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to global bpm, my partner, my manager, and all the mentor djs that I have and my supporters

Website: http://www.iamlotusbanks.com/

Instagram: Iamlotusbanks

Facebook: Lotus banks

Other: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/eByq267eo7DUYieY8

Image Credits
@sofinchphotography

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