Amena Brown

As a poet, speaker, journalist and event host, Amena Brown’s words excite, ignite and inspire. Whether in front of audiences as intimate as fifty or as sprawling as twenty thousand, she has something to say that matters.
Amena’s debut book release, Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God, explores how experiences such as deejaying, learning to dance, having a broken heart and practicing the rules of improv can teach us about our life’s rhythm and how we can better tune our ears and lives to the rhythm of God.
She and her husband, Matt, also known as DJ Opdiggy, travel and perform a presentation of poetry, monologue and deejaying. They also host a regular open mic in Atlanta every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.
As part of a generation that is searching for the real and the genuine in an age of constant carbon copy, Amena is both regal and dramatic in her creative interpretation on the stage, and in her candid and expressive conversation one on one. This nonconformist lends her voice to finding inspiration, truth and purpose and encourages those she encounters to do the same.