Born the first of November 1980, Maggie Jo Smith grew up in the countryside of Ramona, County of San Diego, California. As a child, she loved competitive contact sports as much as the performing arts. Maggie was the first female wrestler and high school football player in the town of Ramona.
Later in her 20s she earned the name MagiK, given to her by her friends. They said that when she was a around scientifically unexplainable things would happen.
“My legal last name of Smith makes me cringe. It was forced upon on my ancestors after savage pilgrims slaughtered and imprisoned my people. Who wants a daily reminder of that? So, when I met my partner and king, Rob Diamante I was happy to take his name. People always ask me about my title as Queen. I explain that royalty is designated by thoughts, actions and intent rather than by blood. (Not that the two are mutually exclusive.) Rob is a King in his own right not because he is my partner. Both of our missions is to help others earn their crowns!”
Due to her Native American roots, Maggie has always had a deep connection to Gaia, the Mother Earth. She never hesitates to dive into her swimming pool fully clothed to save a drowning bee. In fact, Maggie is completely committed to bee advocacy and environmental protection and activism.
Despite being dedicated to the performing arts her entire life, she never considered herself artistic. Her first bee totem, “Bee Cautious California”, was made from items she found, including trash, during a stroll in Solana Beach, CA. After arriving home, she emptied the contents of her pockets onto a table. While lost in conversation, she stacked the items as one might mindlessly doodle.
“I looked down and was like wow that actually looks good.” On that day her first totem “Bee Cautious California” was born. “I see them as puzzle pieces, part of a final design known by the creator. I start without any intention and simply follow the path laid out before me”
Suffering from debilitating depression, Maggie spent almost a decade confined to her bedroom. Going months without human interaction and weeks without showering. At times she was near death, she once developed a bedsore the size of a sand dollar. Believing her family was better off without her, she did everything within her power to try and push them away. However, no matter what she did her Mother Kathy refused to ever let go. It’s only thanks to the strong foundation that her mother instilled in her as a child, combined with her unwavering love & support that MagiK Maggie is alive today.
“As painful as my trial & tribulations were, I am very grateful for them. For it is those experiences that shaped me into who I am today, and I am Amazing!”
She accredits her years of turmoil & isolation for her unique perspective of the world. One that she says enables her to better connect with and help others.
“I have survived the world of unending darkness & I found my way out! Now I am living my Best Life & I just want to help others do the same. After all what better way to start off one’s Best Life, than saving the Earth?”
Infused in every Bee Totem is my Mantra:
Love, Loyalty, Honor, Humility, Honesty, Modesty, Integrity, Divinity, Destiny, Charity, Majesty, Unity, Serenity, Spirituality, Safety, Hope, Humor, Halcyonic-Harmony, Grace, Goodness, Gratitude, Fortitude, Kindness, Compassion, Balance, Altruism, Drive, Tribe, Community, Teamwork, Patience, Persistence, Passion, Positivity, Long-term Potentiation, Morality, Punctuality, Temperance, Respect, Justice, Freedom, Peace,Trust, Courage, Sacrifice, Surrender, Mercy, Music, Wisdom, Love, Magik!”
Queen MagiK Maggie Diamante