43 Podcast Episodes
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The Windy Journey of Creative Expression with Amena Brown
Creating Meaningful Work
Amena Brown is a spoken word poet, performing artist, and event host whose work interweaves keep-it-real storytelling, rhyme, and humor. Listen to this episode to hear: • How Amena stumbled into the world of spoken word after her mom read her diary • The risk and rewards that Amena navigated after intentionally choosing to only take work aligned with her values • Why it's never too late to follow your creative pursuits • Why it's important to show and post your work, even if you *think* no one is watching ABOUT AMENA: Amena Brown is a spoken word poet, performing artist, and event host whose work interweaves keep-it-real storytelling, rhyme, and humor. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, Amena has garnered national attention in media outlets such as Ebony Magazine, Huffington Post, and Belong Magazine. Amena wrote and collaborated with award-winning actress, producer, and activist Tracee Ellis Ross on the Manifesta for Ross’ natural hair product line, PATTERN. She’s also the host of weekly podcast HER With Amena Brown. Amena lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband DJ Opdiggy. Amena's Podcast: https://www.amenabrown.com/herwithamena IG: @amenabee Follow, subscribe and leave us a review! Find out more about Yellow Co.'s community of women creaeting meaningful work: yellowco.co | @yellowco.co • Connect with Joanna at joannawaterfall.com and on IG @joannawaterfall :) Music Written by Jonny Pickett (check out his music on spotify) Thanks for listening!
24 May 2022
8. Amena Brown on centering and empowers marginalized voices
We Are Made Podcast
Today on the We Are Made Podcast Imani is joined by author and poet Amena Brown. The idea of becoming a creative was far from Amena's plans. With her diverse interest in psychology, passionate crafting in her poetry, to her calling to preach. Beyond all odds, the guidance of her beloved mother and grandmother, influenced her dedication to empowering and centering the voices of marginalized people. Introducing this week's origin story, Amena Brown. Find Amena and her work by clicking here. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
4 Feb 2022
Amena Brown - Poet & Author
We Are Made Podcast
Amena Brown shares her creative journey. About We Are Made Studios: We Are Made Studios is a media company that serves as a gathering place for black voices, stories and their work. Created for people of color to be seen. We offer a variety of supportive tools, gatherings, & series that cater to all aspects of black life. Produced by We Are Made Radio. Subscribe: Instagram: www.instagram.com/wearemadestudios/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearemadestudio
31 Jan 2022
The Peace Project Podcast
Poet, author and podcaster Amena points us toward grace & mercy for ourselves, especially as it relates to broken narratives.Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine's Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record.
18 May 2021
Holding Space with Amena Brown Owen
The Great Girlfriends Show
Fill in the blank: “I release myself from ____." Are you aware of the negative impact verbal bondage can have on our desires to pursue our dreams? Amena Brown reminds us of the importance of releasing those expectations, disappointments, and ideas other people depict on us. As a poet and writer, Amena shares her story as she pursued the path that was engulfed with the gifts God had placed on her heart since her love for comedy shows and Love Jones days! Grab your pen and paper and listen and learn: 1. How poetry became a gateway for Amena. 2. How Amena navigated through a No Plan B. 3. Giving yourself the opportunity to heal from disappointments. 4. The importance of prayer and how releasing it can be. 5. How she stays true to her roots and being aware of the moments where we’re less rooted. 6. Making space for the love of your life. --------------------------We want to hear from you! Shoot an email over to email@example.com or drop me a DM ON IG http://instagram.com/sybil_amuti THE GREAT GIRLFRIENDS INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thegreatgirlfriends THE GREAT GIRLFRIENDS FB COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGreatGirlfriends/
10 Apr 2021
S3E6: Amena Brown: Trust Your Voice, Live Your Life
The Stories Between Us
Spoken-word poet and author Amena Brown shares her path from introverted poet to performance art. She talks about finding her voice, collaborating with her DJ spouse, and what it's been like to create during a time of such social upheaval. We love her emphasis on trusting your voice and how the life you've been given to live helps you create the art you were meant to create.
23 Oct 2020
Spoken Word Poetry with Amena Brown
Edge of Faith Magazine
Edge of Faith has a candid and entertaining discussion with spoken word poet Amena Brown.
2 Oct 2020
262: How to Speak Words That Matter With Amena Brown
The Ron Kitchens Always Forward Leadership Podcast
Somewhere between your collarbone and your ribcage, how your voice becomes a stream that always finds its river. —Amena Brown On Today’s Episode: Carla is joined by Amena Brown, spoken word artist and Catalyst University 2020 faculty How Amena got started in her creative journey The importance of elevating the voices of women of color […] The post 262: How to Speak Words That Matter With Amena Brown appeared first on ronkitchens.com.
31 Aug 2020
236: The Journey Series: Amena Brown - Embracing Courage
This Moved Me
I got to see Amena Brown speak at the STORY Gathering a few years back - and its as one of those WOW moments. She has a powerful, grounded and joyful presence, which is a totally engaging combination. And when we sat down to talk - what became clear to me was that Amena embraces the part of our journey that takes the most courage: and that is owning our own particular voice. Here’s a look back at our conversation where we focus on EMBRACING COURAGE as a pivotal part of our journey as speakers.
3 Jul 2020
Chapter 006: Writing Styles and More w/ Amena Brown
Sho and Tyreke sit down with the talented and Charismatic Poet and Author Amena Brown to discuss her writing habits and favorite films from books. You will learn and laugh during this episode.
22 Feb 2020