MAMA MIA: MESHELLE joins Entertainment’s Women Warriors!


MESHELLE “The Indie-Mom of Comedy”

Roseanne, Tina, Tracey, Ellen, Jennifer, Meshelle … the first five are pretty recognizable. The last name is on its way to the same.

Meshelle “The Indie-Mom of Comedy,” star of the touring one-woman show, Diary of a MILF (Mother I’d Like To Follow… fooled ya… admit it) is gaining popularity at a rapid rate. Her celebrated run at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this past summer added steam to her momentum and another jumping-off point for a tour and even discussions with various television stations. MILF has already garnered awards already including a 2014 MITF award and 2012 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.

Acceptance speech that brought down the house at the 2014 MITF awards

Acceptance speech that brought down the house at the 2014 MITF awards

Her stage show asks the question: Can a “Mom” have it all? Meshelle stands alone on stage and assumes characters and situations sharing her journey as she dares to create a flow of motherhood and marriage while creating and living her dreams as a Stand-Up Comic. Can she be a classroom parent, bake a vegan casserole, maintain during the yuletide season, perform nightly, and still be a sexy woman? Joining her in finding out the answer will make you laugh till you gasp.

Her audiences are usually quite vocal:
“An extraordinary and hilarious performance of the day in the life of a multi-faceted mom”
… Eric Johnson, Sew Graphic
“A truly hilarious one woman show that portrays the strength and courage of an everyday mom” ... Andre Braddy
“Bold, fresh, vivid… genius! I had to see it twice” … T. Johnson
“I laughed, empathized with the characters & enjoyed the music” … Debbie Bosch
“Fresh, funny, energetic and entertaining…a must see” … Nettie Seaberry
“Meshelle is the next big thing.” Hanif & Janiece Harris

Thanks to appearances on BET, TV-ONE, STARz, and Nickelodeon, Meshelle is a recognized figure. But she is also a noted Social Justice advocate. An Alumni-Fellow of the Open Society Institute, Meshelle is founder and executive director of Goaldiggers: The Sankofa Project, whose mission is to connect inner-city teen girls of African descent to education and gain college access. She is also author of 101 Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know, anecdotes and strategies to assist girls and refresh young women as they face life’s inevitable challenges.

Oh yes, there is the MOM part: MESHELLE is a mother of two girls and one boy, and married for a decade and a half to Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, educator and co-founder of The Cambio Group LLC.

Many have attempted Meshelle’s mathematical equation she calls life, but few have figured it out like she has. Family + Philanthropy + Fame = A Mother I’d Like to Follow

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