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Meet the Cast!

Meet the Cast of
Silence is Violence: Mothering While Black (The Remount)


Dior Ashley Brown (Nadia) is an Emcee, Actor, Poet, Host, Leader of The dAb Band and Creative Community Activist! To DAB "Mothering while black" means a love that is strong, unwavering, unconditional, a divine gift from God. Learn more about DAB at

Zipporah Brown (Qunay) is an actress and a teaching artist. To her, mothering while black means a sheer determination to be the best mom possible even in the midst of racism, societal labels, and other adversity. For more information about Zipporah, feel free to contact her at or visit

Ayesis Clay (DeShauna) is an actress, director, and teaching artist. To her, "mothering while black" means walking a line between pride and fear, in a world of infinite possibilities where innocence can be snatched away in the blink of an eye. For more information, visit Ayesis at

Kenya D. Morris (Qiante) is a Los Angeles native and MD resident that possesses a passion for the arts and extensive experience as a writer & performer. She enjoys using creativity to explore topics that address societal issues and lends a voice to the unheard. Visit for more info.

Chinna Palmer (Alaza) is a professional actor and student at Howard University. She is a vessel that finds all of the fun in the work. She believes mothering while black means loving, even in the most taxing moments. Follow Chinna’s journey on Facebook (Chinna Palmer) and Instagram (@chinnapalmer).