Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LOVE , BELIEVE, We want to touch hearts


I BELIEVE in love!
I know how love feels!

The artist start arriving after I've prayed a really long time.  For weeks and days.  I talk to each of them about my creative vision.  I can sense that something special is happening.  I meet each of them individually.  I listen to their stories, where they’re from, the dreams they have in their hearts.  I ask each about a moment when their heart felt broken.  I tell them about when mine was broken during the recession and, before that, when my Mama died.  I cry several times  during the process, and a few of them cry along with me.

I share some of the things the piece is about: the brokenness of little girls who have been molested. Brokenness experienced when one gives their all to... a relationship, job, or situation and receives nothing in return.  Brokenness resulting from being born into the wrong circumstances or from a womb of a woman who doesn’t know how to love.  Brokenness from being abandoned!

I know what it’s about, but I don’t know what it is, just yet.  After loving the same man for decades and being committed to providing the best for my three sons, I realize that I have a heightened sensitivity to brokenness.  I can see brokenness from across the room. I’m curious about how one recovers from brokenness to experience sunshine in life. I'm drawn to people who help others on their journey to love, and I find myself exploring this process in my writing, time and time again, whether I want to or not!

With artist streaming through my living room, I create IT while my LOVE is at work.  I don’t tell him what I’m up to.  I'm smiling every day when he comes home, full of energy.  He knows something is going on with me.

It's BELIEVE, the play, a story of two bleeding heart attorneys helping those experiencing brokenness while dangling from the edges of life. 

I love BELIEVE!  I want women, at-risk youth, and disabled people to feel loved and understood. I want to touch hearts . I want someone who has been broken to smile! I hope you will come when it's back up and that it makes you smile.

Meme Kelly
Mom, Wife, Author, Playwright, and Social Entrepreneur

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Like me please!
Re tweet me!
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     Twitter and Facebook can be overwhelming.  Every one is pitching a project, event, or themselves.  And this is why you must BELIEVE in the depths of your heart that what you're offering is necessary, needed, and, in some cases, divinely ordained. Otherwise, it can be an up-hill battle to get folks' attention.  Whether you're an artist, producer, or professional, you have to BELIEVE in yourself and your uniqueness! 

     I do, and If I took the time to tweet, email, or facebook you, I believe in you too!  I want to raise awareness of the issues facing women, especially homeless women, disabled people, and at-risk youth.  I want to ignite flames that erupt in meaningful conversation about ways to make an indelible impact on their lives. BELIEVE has a homeless character.  One of our cast members has special needs.  The BELIEVE team wants to entertain people with theater that touches hearts, inspires, and makes an indelible impact.

     I want to find a home for my homeless friend, Joann, whom I've known for 12 years.  For 12 years she's lived on Ventura Blvd., in the San Fernando valley.  For six weeks, Joann lived with me, after I stopped to chat with her and  noticed that she looked extremely thin and malnourished.  She asked to come home with me and without thinking, I said yes.   Prior to that, I'd been writing about her for over a year.  You can read my blog posts here:  Click here to read Parallel lives of Joann and Me
Click here to read Life and Favor another post about Joann.

     We need donations so that we can find housing for Joann and make a difference in the lives of homeless women.  You donation will also help us continue to touch lives with BELIEVE and keep the flames of conversation ignited. 
Donate Online to the BELIEVE team sponsored by S3, a 501 (c) (3)  
All amounts will be graciously accepted and appreciated.  

 Please look at the video of Joann, which was done after the performance of BELIEVE (formerly Voices of the Un-Heard).  It's homemade so...please overlook that.   Look at the trailer of BELIEVE below and go to the 6.35 mark to see how it impacted the audience. 
Joann when living on Ventura Blvd and hanging out at Starbucks
Joann while at my place

Joann at a BELIEVE rehearsal at the theater.
She considered dancing in the production; she's a trained dancer. 
Her story is amazing.  Read it in the blog posts above.

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”


     Join us at the next performance of BELIEVE! Together we can make a difference!  Trailer of BELIEVE