KiKi

Brown

Listen to Daddy

Have you ever lived in someone’s shadow? My story is one of exactly that, except it wasn’t just anybody’s shadow, it was the touring shadow of my father,  a Pittsburgh legend. Through growth, prayer and transparency, I’m finally finding my own voice, but I will never forget where I’ve come from. Where I came from was tough and challenging.  Through it all, daddy has been my guide.  I can’t wait to tell you the story of finally stepping out from behind daddy and into my own journey.

Lisa

Pickett

Escaping The Shame

Shameless is the perfect word to describe the telling depiction of my journey through shame and sorrow to healing. My world comes to an unexpected halt when I find myself pregnant during my senior year of college. What should have been a joyful experience of bringing life forth into this world, turns on its head the moment I step into the welfare office. I can’t wait to share my story with you.

Dionne Wilson

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty For Ashes gives the audience a glimpse into one of the most horrific events that took place in my daughter’s life. It takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions, dipping deep into valleys of despair and climbing high on top of mountains of hope. It illustrates the impact of a mother’s love as the two navigate the unknown abyss of a new medical diagnosis and learning to live life again after trauma.

T’Keya Corbin

Too Much Purpose to Ride or Die

Are you going to pick yourself or are you committed to being a rider for him? That sums up my story in one question. I had to learn when it was time to ride, and when it was time to park. I had to learn to pick ME! This is my journey toward learning that I am here on purpose and for a purpose.

Kieashia

Edwell

A Whole Lotta Life

My monologues is one of joy at the end of a dark rainbow. After experiencing abuse, grief, and chronic illness, I made the decision to shift my mindset. I was determined to take back my heart, my health, and my healing to make a better life for myself and my daughter. My monologue shares my journey from simply surfing through life to riding the wave and thriving.

Lashesia

Holliday

The Rainbow in the Storm

My monologue is a true testament to the statement that joy and pain are like sunshine and rain. My pregnancy was one of duality. In full-blown labor at only 19 weeks, I had no idea my unexpected blessing would turn into a real life nightmare with a rainbow at the end of a seemingly dark storm.

Iesha Thomas

A Girl Wrapped Up in Fantasy

An open letter to my abuser, “A Girl Wrapped Up in Fantasy” challenges my audience to answer the questions; What is abuse? Who are the real victims of abuse? Although most tales of violence give a simplistic definition to victim and victor, my monologue will challenge those long-held beliefs and give room for a more complex perspective on domestic violence.

Iyanna Bridges

Birth My Way

Have you ever had someone tell you that you can’t do something? Not that YOU can’t, but that they’re not going to allow you to? My monologue is a story of being told no. I was told I couldn’t birth my way because of my skin color, weight and socio-economic status. My monologue is the story of how I redirected my disappointment, frustration and depression to make sure I birthed my way.

Aldrea Reese-Brown

Safe Enough to Grow

We are a homeschooling family, but I am not perfect, my kids are not perfect. My monologue is about the 25 years of my life that I got to spend with the most amazing people on earth: my family. Homeschooling has taken our family on an unforgettable roller-coaster ride but, we provided an environment where our kids could learn, laugh and grow. 

Lannea Adamson

I’m a Mother Too

My monologue gives voice to the countless black women who’ve experienced the two lines on the pregnancy test, anxiously awaited their babies arrival and despite all of their dreams and hopes have left the hospital childless. I hope to speak for the moms who have experienced infertility and pregnancy loss and stand as a testament to their right to mourn their loss without guilt or shame.