76 episodes

Spoken word poet, performer, and host Amena Brown, brings hilarious storytelling, soulful conversation and insightful interviews with women of color. HER with Amena Brown invites you into a living room where you can hear new perspectives, listen to poetic readings of things you never thought could be poetic, and celebrate Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian women who because of their contributions to the world and their community are deserving of a crown. Join Amena as she reminds you to access joy, affect change and be inspired.

HER With Amena Brown Seneca Women

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 118 Ratings

Spoken word poet, performer, and host Amena Brown, brings hilarious storytelling, soulful conversation and insightful interviews with women of color. HER with Amena Brown invites you into a living room where you can hear new perspectives, listen to poetic readings of things you never thought could be poetic, and celebrate Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian women who because of their contributions to the world and their community are deserving of a crown. Join Amena as she reminds you to access joy, affect change and be inspired.

    Behind the Poetry: Garden of Me

    Behind the Poetry: Garden of Me

    This week I’m taking y’all behind the poetry with one of my newish poems! Listen in to hear the books and experience that have been a part of my becoming and how I began to rediscover my voice! 


    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 

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    • 31 min
    Internet Friends (featuring Kaitlin Curtice)

    Internet Friends (featuring Kaitlin Curtice)

    This week I’m talking with my internet and IRL friend, author and speaker, Kaitlin Curtice! Listen in as Kaitlin and I talk about how a twitter DM led to tea and a friendship and how Kaitlin uses her social media to build community! For more info about Kaitlin Curtice, visit http://kaitlincurtice.com. 


    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 

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    • 50 min
    Return Home to Yourself (featuring Dr. Thema Bryant)

    Return Home to Yourself (featuring Dr. Thema Bryant)

    This week I’m excited to talk with licensed psychologist, professor, poet, and author of Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self. Dr. Thema shares her favorite snacks, how poetry informs her work, tips for those considering therapy and the inspiration behind her new book. For more information about Dr. Thema, visit https://drthema.com. 

     

    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 





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    • 36 min
    Internet Friends (featuring Faitth Brooks)

    Internet Friends (featuring Faitth Brooks)

    *sings* What about your friends?! But really…what about your internet friends?! This week I’m talking to one of my favorite friends from the internet and IRL, writer, speaker, social worker, activist, and co-host of the Melanated Faith podcast, Faitth Brooks. Listen in as Faitth and I talk about how we connected online and what are the criteria for meeting internet friends. For more information about Faitth Brooks, visit https://www.faitthbrooks.com/. 

    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 





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    • 51 min
    HER Favorite Things (featuring Cole Arthur Riley)

    HER Favorite Things (featuring Cole Arthur Riley)

    This week New York Times’ Bestselling author of This Here Flesh, Cole Arthur Riley, is in our HER living room sharing a few of her favorite things! Tune in as Cole and I talk about Philly food, the spirituality of Toni Morrison’s work, favorite cuss words and what spiritual practice looks like for Cole today. To learn more about Cole’s work, visit http://colearthurriley.com. 

     

    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 





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    • 45 min
    Ask Amena about Poetry, Beyoncé, and Carbs

    Ask Amena about Poetry, Beyoncé, and Carbs

    This week I’m answering YOUR questions from social media and we are covering topics from donuts to Beyoncé songs to poetry performance and writing tips. Listen in as I talk about all the things! 

     

    To get transcripts, links, and details from each episode, check out the show notes. To continue your support of the podcast and my work, become a member of my Patreon community where you can get access to archived episodes, bonus episodes, and behind the scenes content. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, for podcast clips, poetry quotes and random quips. For information on how to book me to speak or perform at an event, visit amenabrown.com. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support! 





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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Mima Doris ,

What I Need Right Now Regardless

I didn’t think I would relate as much as I did. I’m an old lady now with most of life already lived, but the spirit in which Ameena told the story and gave advice at the end of it transcends age and circumstance. It felt soothing. Thank you.

Victoria😸 ,

Thank you Amena!

Amena simultaneously inspires me, challenges me, and makes me feel so understood. She has been a great companion while I wfh!

StffAndYeahBaby ,

Great podcast

I’ve been really enjoying the podcast. Every episode makes me laugh and also pushes my thinking into new/different/deeper places!

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