Mike Brown

Win, lose, or draw. It's all on me.

Missouri City, USA

Hi, I'm Mike Brown—a dynamic and multi-talented artist who wears many hats, from educator and public speaker to podcast creator, author, musician, and thought leader. I'm a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, an HBCU nestled in the vibrant city of New Orleans.

My journey as a Black Queer multi-hyphenated artist kicked off in Houston and led me to the bustling streets of Los Angeles, where I dedicated 13 years to chasing my dreams. You see, I've always been a bit of a nomad at heart. My love for storytelling and audio production started way back in 3rd grade, and it's been driving me ever since.

After earning my bachelor's degree in Audio Production from The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, I found solace in podcasting, initially as a form of therapy that was more accessible than traditional means. As the host of the widely acclaimed podcast, "The Art of Letting Go," I've created a platform for people from all walks of life to share their stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph. The podcast blends transparent conversation, guided meditation, and musical self-reflections, earning it such success that it landed me a prominent feature in Spotify's Frequency residency and even a billboard in the iconic Times Square.

What ties together all my diverse pursuits—whether it's podcasting, music, public speaking, education, or authorship—is a commitment to healing, vulnerability, authenticity, and inspiration. My journey is a tapestry woven with threads of self-healing and a genuine desire to help others heal. I invite audiences to explore my books, podcast, and upcoming creative projects, all crafted with an authentic dedication to fostering connection and growth.

With a Spotify residency and a meaningful relationship with GLAAD, I continue to champion conversations rooted in the growth of the Black Queer community. Through my art, I aim to leave an indelible mark on the world and inspire others to embrace their own unique paths. Join me on this journey of connection, authenticity, and growth.


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Where do I Go?

Jan 23, 2024 3 months ago

Have you heard the story of the man who gave it all up to gain it all? I haven't either. Well, not until I started my nomadic journey. I was a teacher living in Los Angeles in the heart of Hollywood. I had the perfect relationship with my partner, the best of friends, and was building a name for myself as a podcast host in the city. What more could I ask for? That wasn't the question I needed to ask. The real question was, "What more is calling me? What am I being called to do?" All that I had didn't feel like enough. It felt as though there was some deeper meaning to life that I was seeking. So I let it all go. After 13 years, I decided to leave LA with my partner and become a nomad. Not knowing where this journey would take us, we packed up our necessities, got rid of what we didn't need, and said our goodbyes. We took a 2-month road trip to Vancouver, stopping everywhere in between from Sedona to Seattle. We saw it all. We didn't know this road trip would take us on a journey of self-discovery and a deeper connection with each other. The city that I once dreamed about now became a distant memory. My reality became living the dream. We made our way to Vancouver and back down to LA. Continuing our pursuit of freedom brought us to New York, a city I once feared to live in. I was afraid of the people, afraid of the pace, afraid of being there without my own space. But, I survived. I went to New York and learned even more about myself. I didn't know that I was a star. I put myself in uncomfortable spaces like open mics to share my art and felt in real-time who I was on stage. I moved around without a car, something I have had since I was 17. I didn't know I could adapt so quickly. New York showed me a version of myself that I had never seen. But, it also prepared me for a version that I had to be. I had to take a pause in my nomadic journey to go back to Houston, the place where my foundation as a person was built. I lived so many lives over the past few months that I didn't return as the same person I would routinely show up as to family functions. I was more free. My freedom felt caged in the beginning. But, in reflecting, I saw the many lives I lived to bring me to my current space. Houston has been so much of a mirror, showing me why I am the person I am, both positively and negatively. It has been a mirror and one that may not be the prettiest, but I am doing the work to clean up. I never knew how valuable stillness could be in my life until arriving in Houston. I also realized how valuable it is to stay in the dream to keep going. I haven't lived in Houston in almost 20 years. My return feels like an opportunity to nurture the young man that once lived here and wanted to get away. It has been a time of restoration and also an inspiration to where the journey will guide me next.

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