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In quarantine, wellness has come to mean something for everybody. For eyewear designers and DJs Coco and Breezy, wellness spans from skincare to a game of Call of Duty.
The twin designers may work in fashion, but they also throw down in first-person shooter games. As a result, they’re onboarding with Queens Gaming Collective, a new gaming lifestyle platform where women can stream, game and compete while offering equitable industry resources.
“When I heard about Queens Gaming Collective, we were just super excited just to even have a community of women that are into gaming the way I am,” Breezy tells In The Know.
How gaming and wellness go hand-in-hand
Coco and Breezy may be twins, but Coco says she was late to the game of gaming until quarantine really hit.
“I got into it after Breezy, and I can say since we went on lockdown, that’s when I really started taking the time out and started gaming more,” Coco says. “As businesswomen, we have multiple companies, and gaming allows us to use a different part of our brain. It’s fun, but we also have to problem solve, we have to do some teamwork and to communicate with people. It makes me happy.”
One thing Breezy notes is the difference between gaming with men versus women. She explains a time she streamed with a team of gamers and that she was hesitant to speak.
“I was actually surprised that the team was super sweet because I was just nervous about reading the comments,” Coco says. “Streaming sometimes I feel like ‘should I not talk?’ Because even when I’m playing a game with people I don’t know online, and they hear that I’m a woman, that becomes the conversation. It’s like ‘Oh, are you a woman? Are you a girl?’ And I’m like ‘let’s just get to the game.’ It’s always a conversation.”
Despite the gendered roadblocks, Coco and Breezy also define wellness in quarantine by their skincare routines. One thing they’ve learned is to take pride and joy in the full-body self-care routine. Breezy even explains how she and her sister ensure they have their “me time.”
“I’m not even about to front; I feel I rushed my body moisturization,” Breezy says. “Once I hit quarantine, I realized how important it was to take your time to do your skincare routine. Take your time putting your shea butter on head to toe. So no matter how busy my day is, I make sure to carve out time and not rush that part of my day. “
Like many other members of the Rihanna Navy, the twin designers mentioned how they love their Fenty Skin.
Ultimately though, like many of us, Coco and Breezy are discovering that less is more. Nowadays, the twins focus on their needs and ditching the idea of wearing and using things only once.
“Since we’ve been in quarantine, we’re minimizing our things, and we try to shop for things we need and not want. I like to buy things that I can wear every day.”
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