Monologue: My Support System


Who got ya back sis? Is it your mom? Is it your higher power? Is it your best friend? Ameela Boyd’s story is a one of finding grace, confidence and support in the unlikeliest of places.

Ameela walked into auditions so full of confidence and delivered a monologue that blew our socks off!

But, I can’t tell you more than that, you’ll have to actually attend the show to hear this dynamic diva take the stage and tell one of the many stories that have made her life so flavorful.  Come see Ameela and 9 more dynamic speakers in the 2nd Annual Brown Mama Monologues on Saturday, May 4th at the Kauffmann Center.

In the meantime, let’s get to know this sistah!

 

Who is Ameela?

Ameela Kerry-Ann Boyd a native of Jamaica, who came to Pittsburgh to complete her Bachelors in Fashion Design, Master’s Degree in Organizational leadership and is now in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership. Also found her niche as a published author, empowerment and transformational stylist and speaker. She is the proud owner of the ‘FIWIKULTURE’ clothing line and, she also runs and operates her own organization ‘The Covering LLC’. Which empowers and style women from a holistic perspective. However, it did not start there, her journey as she calls it in life, was never an easy one yet, she chooses to embrace every bit of it because, it cultivated the resilient, buoyant and empowered woman she is today.

What is Ameela’s monologue about?

This monologue is a reflection of my struggles of going through and recovering from domestic violence, without friend or family support. Not realizing that my support system was right under my nose.

If you’re friends gave you a nickname what would it be?

Vivacious!

What is the best piece of advice another mother has given you?

Never give up!

Which monologue is your favorite this year?

Chanel Boyd’s Letter To My Daughters. I believe that it is very relatable, especially since I lived through something similar.

What are your favorite and least favorite songs?

Survivor by Destiny’s Child is my favorite.  Any form of hip hop in this era is my least favorite. I have no clue what they are talking about.

How has being a part of The Brown Mama Monologues changed you?

I wouldn’t necessarily say change but enhance. It has caused me to be more vulnerable point blank.

 

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s show! Tickets are on sale NOW! Come check out Ameela and our 9 other dynamic speakers at the 2nd Annual Brown Mama Monologues on Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm at the Kauffman Center. Click here to get yours!

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Muffy Mendoza is a motivational speaker, author, tribe builder and overall awesome communicator. Most notably, Muffy is known for having cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 African-American moms hungry for social change when she noticed a lack of community among Black mothers in the Pittsburgh region. She created Brown Mamas, a sisterhood that connects moms with resources, advice and, best of all, each other. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. She received a standing ovation at the inaugural TEDx Strip District after giving a compelling depiction of modern day Black motherhood. From the TEDx stage she went on to create a stage for other Black moms. That same year she debuted the first annual Brown Mama Monologues showcase to an audience of over 200 moms. When she’s low-key, Muffy loves reading African history books, forcing her kids to watch most boring documentaries and snuggling with her best friend and husband Mr. Mack Mendoza. You can learn more about Muffy at brownmamas.com or muffymendoza.com.

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