Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh are best friends and co-owners of the astrology-themed bar Mood Ring in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In February 2020 they opened Heaven or Las Vegas, a karaoke bar also located in Brooklyn. Li’s background is originally in nonprofits and she spent six years working at a queer and transgender youth community center with a focus on social justice workshops and job readiness programs. Goh’s background is in filmmaking and business. Together, they strive to make Mood Ring an inclusive safe space for LGBTQ and BIPOC patrons of all stripes. Li and Goh live in Brooklyn.