EruzNXS: Ms. Qwyn thank you so much for sitting down with me today for this interview, very glad to have you on board
IQwyn: Its My pleasure thank you for having me
EruzNXS: You're very welcome 🙂
EruzNXS: Upon viewing your Instagram bio, it says that you are Founder of NPU, for those out there that don't know what that is, could you elaborate on it?
IQwyn: Nu Psi Upsilon is a Sisterhood I started June 8th, 2015 with the purpose of bringing women together with different backgrounds, views, mindset, race. A sisterhood where we can be more beyond a sisterhood, but a family where we are strong, dedicated, loyal and building not only on ourselves but also on one another
EruzNXS: Excellent description! June of 2015 that's a very long time as far as organizations go on here, most are broken up or "redesigned" by now. What do you think has made NPU stand strong over the years that it's been established?
IQwyn: I think Dedication and a great Deal Of Motivation. There have been times I wanted to give up and step out of the Greek world. Last year I brought NPU back after a break of a few months. Coming back and keep standing in the Greek world is an everyday challenge. But Without the Peacocks who keep believing in me and our sisterhood and staying Humble and Sincere, we are still here and will keep going strong.
EruzNXS: I'm glad you didn't give up, it seems you're very passionate about it 🙂
IQwyn: Yes without a doubt!! I Heart Beats for NPU and I bleed the Purple, Teal, and Blue..( and don't forget the Gold and Green). I have put a lot of Energy, Patients, Struggles I have to deal with, within our outside the sorority. But As long as I can do it and be in the Game NPU will be like one of my Kids :))))
IQwyn: And I will always spread my Peacocks Feathers with proud
EruzNXS: Aww, yea I can tell just by how you speak about it that NPU is definitely a major part of your life :). How did you come up with the symbol being a peacock? What made you choose that particular animal?
IQwyn: Back then I, my daughter and Twin was brainstorming about what to choose for the sorority. I didn't want an animal what someone else got and wanted an animal with a meaning I can relay back to me as a woman and other women. And the Peacock a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors.
IQwyn: In history, myth, legend, and lore, the Peacock symbolism carries portents of Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection.In Babylonia and Persia, the Peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon the thrones of royalty.'
EruzNXS: Wowww a perfect animal for what you stand for. Very majestic 🙂
IQwyn: Majestic indeed and our Most Important Symbol
EruzNXS: Absolutely 🙂
EruzNXS: Do you have any other organizations with yours? Such as a brotherhood to match? Also what is the application process for those who are interested
IQwyn: Yes we have a Brotherhood Tau Nu Theta, The Aces.
IQwyn: We have changed the application process a little sense in the past we see people either not finish their pledge process or leave right after. We Are looking for Ladies who Are Loyal, Dedicated, No Greek Hoppers, Ladies who are willing to Stand and Rep in what they Believe in and that NPU and becoming a Royal Lady Peacock
IQwyn: Hard Work Pays off and not looking for Ladies who only wanna be in NPU for nice clothes, Parties because we are more than just that
IQwyn: Nowadays everyone wanna be a greek but don't wanna put in the hard work but want all the benefits
EruzNXS: Indeed it does, as you are most definitely proof of that :). You can't be rewarded without some work being put in.
IQwyn: No won't happen and even the Sisters In NPU right now know that you have to keep working hard to maintain where you wanna be or keep growing
EruzNXS: Well said Qwyn :). I thank you again for coming out for this interview, it was a pleasure speaking with you this afternoon and I wish you continued success with NPU and all its affiliates 🙂
IQwyn: Like I said Pleasure was all mines and I will keep doing what I'm doing no matter what and you keep up the good work Eruz and it was also a pleasure meeting you
EruzNXS: 🙂 Likewise