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.
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
Follow this mom at http://www.meshelle.net