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Amena Brown Owen  poet. author. comedic storyteller. event personality. mrs. @opdiggy. #HERwithAmena podcast.

Every year during the holidays @opdiggy and I have a tradition of watching through all the Rocky movies. Adrian and Rocky’s love story. Apollo Creed’s untimely death. The way Rocky always found a way to call it a comeback. We now include the first installment of Creed in our Rocky marathon. I love how Adonis Creed extended the franchise and made it all his own. A new story for a new generation. •

A couple of weeks ago, @opdiggy and I had the opportunity to see an advanced screening of Creed II. And y’all. These were my immediate feelings. •


Creed II managed to surpass what I loved about its first installment. @michaelbjordan and @tessamaethompson are magnificent. Phylicia Rashad is queening all over the screen. Adonis Creed navigates his heritage and legacy. Rocky reckons with the mistakes in his past. @officialslystallone and @dolphlundgren face each other as Rocky and Drago (one of my favorite scenes!). @bignasty plays a formidable and vulnerable villain as Viktor Drago. •

Whether you loved the Rocky franchise and Creed or are encountering the story for the first time, Creed II is a fantastic tale of surviving life’s tough lessons and letting those lessons help you to build new muscles. •

Creed II releases November 21! I loved this film and I would watch it again and again! Go see it!

Excited to have @javicia on #HERwithAmena this week! She dishes on her new role in the cast of @cbstv show #GodFriendedMe and how perseverance pays off in seeing your dreams become reality. Check it out! Podcast link in bio. •

#podcast #wocpodcast #actor #actorslife #tv #tvshows #lostandfound #season2

I don’t remember what I was saying here, but I bet it was one of the following: •

1. Get you a cussin’ friend.
2. Grandma, you think they don’t make Betty Crocker Super Moist anymore?! 3. Who played MASH when they were in school?! •

Big thank you to the fantastic women of @unitedwaycv for inviting me to be your keynote speaker for the Power of the Purse luncheon! #wupop18

Yeah. Last #PressPlayATL of 2018 was #litcrunkturnt. Shoutout to our fabulous features @ashleehaze @prettyprisca. Y’all killed it! Shoutout to the bestest deejay @opdiggy. I bodyrolled. A lot. Shoutout to our wonderful crowd and the fantastic @poncecityroof team! See y’all next time!

TOMORROW NIGHT!!! We are excited to welcome soulful singer/songwriter/musician @prettyprisca to the #PressPlayATL indoor stage at @poncecityroof! Get. Your. Tix. Ticket link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#ATL #atlanta #music #nightlife #datenight #ladiesnight #singer #singersongwriter #musician

TOMORROW NIGHT!!! We are excited to welcome nationally renowned spoken word poet @ashleehaze to the #PressPlayATL indoor stage at @poncecityroof! Get. Your. Tix. Ticket link in bio.
#ATL #atlanta #music #nightlife #datenight #ladiesnight #poetry #poet #spokenword

A year ago today I walked into a bookstore and saw my new book #howtofixabrokenrecord kicking it with a @barackobama book. It was the day my book launched and the first time I’d ever seen one of my books in a bookstore.
So much life has happened since then. Some great things. Some really really hard things. I am still so proud of my little book. She went out into the world and taught me the power of being myself. She taught me the balance of being vulnerable and also knowing that I don’t owe it to anyone to make my story bleed for them. She taught me I don’t have to build a platform on my pain. She taught me to LAUGH at myself and at life. She taught me to let myself heal. With God. In therapy. Spending time with people who love me for who I am and not what I do. She reminded me to find new beats and dance.
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who bought the book, shared the book, bought it for someone else as a gift. For all of your reviews, tweets, texts, Instagram and Facebook comments to let me know you were on the journey of healing your broken records too. I appreciate y’all!!! In honor of my #bookaversary I’ll be sharing some quotes from the book and posting episodes from the HTFABR podcast this month.
Book is still available everywhere books are sold (including audio book) in case you’re new here and have no idea what I’m talking about. 😂

Cheers to telling our stories and feeling found when other people share theirs. 💜

🚨NEW EPISODE ALERT🚨 This week on #HERwithAmena, musician and filmmaker @sueannshiah is my guest. We talk about her acclaimed documentary HuanDao, her return to Taiwan and the importance of finding home. Listen in! (Podcast link in bio)
#podcast #wocpodcast #home #documentary #taiwan #story #music #lostandfound #season2

ATL. THIS FRIDAY. #PressPlayATL is back! I’m hosting. @opdiggy is spinning tunes. @ashleehaze is spitting rhymes. @prettyprisca is sanging. Get. Yo. Tix. (Link in bio)

Happy birthday to my mom aka Queen Jeanne who is turning the big 6-0 today! And special shoutout to @opdiggy for wrangling the balloons for this pic. 😂 My mama sacrificed a lot to put my sister and I through college and encourage us to pursue our dreams. It is inspiring to now see her pursuing her own dreams. Here’s to a new decade of being fabulous, Mom. I love you!

Had a wonderful time sharing poetry, stories and laughs with SHE Conference and hanging out with my mama! Thank y’all for having us! #sheisradiant

Autumn hair. A fall mood.
Shoutout to @brandysimshairart @replenishsalon for my new hair color!!!! #naturalhair #blackwomen #twistout #haircolor #curls

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