Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her blend of genres QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be s original music features her earnest lyricism, and proud LGBTQ content. As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. In 2014, Be completed an MFA in film from Howard University. In 2016, Be was selected to be a Strathmore Artist in Residence and the DC commission on the arts awarded be the artist fellowship. Be kicked off 2017 singing behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae with The Big Lovely Band at the Women s March on Washington. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, 'Queer Love Songs'. Be is currently touring her music and screening her film Vow of Silence internationally.