Virtual Edition


8 Moms. 8 Stories. One Night. Online.

The Brown Mama Monologues is an annual showcase of African-American mothers telling unique stories about the trials and triumphs of mothering in color.  Our show amplifies the voices and stories of Black mothers and add diversity and perspective to the American motherhood narrative.  In 2021, we will host virtual, live streamed edition of the showcase in response to COVID-19. 

Our showcase will still include the same captivating stories from our mothers and our annual Mommy Awards.  

The Speakers

As of 2020, 40 women have participated in the Brown Mama Monologues showcase.  Our show has tackled tough issues like abortion and single motherhood, and has chronicled the lighter side of Black momlife with presentations on being a stay-at-home mom and the miracle of adoption.  The Brown Mama Monologues sets out to prove that Black mothers are not a monolith and that our stories are just as vast and varied as the Black experience in America.  Overall, our goal is to celebrate the voyage of mothering in color.

Attendees in 2019

our stories are...




Leta Scott

The Brown Mama Monologues highlights the love, dedication and complexity of black families that is normally not portrayed.
– Crystal M.

Ja’Lisa Brown