7 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.

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    • Philosophy
    • 4.8 • 101 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.

    #AskAmena, Black Girl Books, and Things You Should Never Say to a Woman

    #AskAmena, Black Girl Books, and Things You Should Never Say to a Woman

    This week I’m answering YOUR questions about my favorite dance movie, my love for donuts and how to overcome imposter syndrome. I asked on social media and you answered by sharing your thoughts on things you should never say to a woman. I’m also sharing my top 5 quintessential Black girl books. 

    For the show notes and transcript, visit http://amenabrown.com/herwithamena.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Body Positivity, Hot Girl Poetry and Song Essentials (featuring Jennifer Chung)

    Body Positivity, Hot Girl Poetry and Song Essentials (featuring Jennifer Chung)

    This week, I’m sharing how measuring my body for a recent video/photo shoot had me all in my feelings! Plus, I’m sharing a poetic reading inspired by Megan Thee Stallion. In an interview from the HER archives, I’m talking with my friend and singer/songwriter Jennifer Chung about her music and her own journey of loving the skin she’s in. 
    For more of Jennifer’s music: http://www.jenniferchung.com/.
    For more info on Jennifer’s and her husband’s media company WATS.Media: https://www.wats.media/
    For show notes and transcripts, visit http://amenabrown.com/herwithamena.
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    • 56 min
    Cocktails vs Wine and Effecting Political Change (featuring Ifeoma Ike)

    Cocktails vs Wine and Effecting Political Change (featuring Ifeoma Ike)

    The pandemic has brought me time to discover if I’m a cocktail lady or a wine lady. Let’s discuss. I’m also sharing the food and drink lessons I have learned from being broke. This week, as we are in the middle of an election season, I thought it would be fitting to return to an episode from the archives with attorney, founder, and social impact strategist, Ifeoma Ike. This episode was recorded in the Before Times (prior to the pandemic). Ifeoma shares her journey in government and law, how to effect change inside of a broken system and why marginalized people should get involved in government and politics. To learn more about Ifeoma Ike, visit https://thinkrubix.com/ifeoma. 

    For the show notes and transcripts, visit http://www.amenabrown.com/her-with-amena-brown/episode-3.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Power of Happily Ever After with Adriana Herrera

    The Power of Happily Ever After with Adriana Herrera

    This week I’m talking with romance fiction author, Adriana Herrera. Author of American Dreamer and American Fairytale, a part of the Dreamer Series, Adriana talks about how her experiences in the field of social work inform her fiction and why she believes in writing unapologetic happy endings for characters of color. In this episode recorded in the Before Times (prior to the pandemic), Adriana and I discuss how reading romance can be a form of self-care and how all of us can revel in our own happy endings/beginnings. To learn more about Adriana and to purchase her books visit: http://adrianaherreraromance.com.

    For show notes and transcripts, visit http://amenabrown.com/herwithamena. 
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    • 50 min
    Unapologetically Black with Austin Channing Brown

    Unapologetically Black with Austin Channing Brown

    I’m kicking off the relaunch of HER with one of my favorite interviews, a conversation with New York Times’ Bestselling author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness and creator of web series, The Next Question, Austin Channing Brown. The interview was recorded in the Before Times, pre-pandemic, but the conversation is still so relevant. Listen in as Austin talks about the beauty of being unapologetically Black and how we can use our anger creatively. 

    To connect with Austin and find out more about her book, check out http://austinchanning.com/. For more information about The Next Question, visit: https://www.tnqshow.com.  

    For show notes and transcripts, visit http://amenabrown.com/herwithamena. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Kissing Advice from Grandma

    Kissing Advice from Grandma

    In this recording from one of Amena’s live shows, Amena talks about her grandmother giving her kissing advice. Yep, you read that right. Listen in as Amena talks about what her grandmother has to say about how to kiss her then-fiance now husband and follow along as she recounts one of her favorite scenes from The Color Purple. 

    Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio app, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

    For show notes, visit http://amenabrown.com/herwithamena. 
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Seaygroup ,

All the yes-es!!

Amena is funny, deep, generous, insightful and she brings all that into this podcast. I’m so glad she’s sharing her gifts with the world.

Champ $tyle ,

I don’t support your supremacy movement

Not inclusive.

Megish15 ,

A Friend from Afar

You are an inspiration and a great role model. As a young Asian woman I can’t relate to your experiences, but I feel as if I can relate to you in a different way. Your podcast is like listening to a close friend. I can laugh, cry and talk about tough subjects, while feeling safe and accepted. Keep speaking and sharing, I support you and thank you for being a friend to me (though a stranger) from afar.

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