KISH: Tell us about you..
Sylinda Mumphery (SylindaD) is radical, energetic, bold, and speaks life into everything that lies dormant within. She is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Evangelist, International Speaker, and Talk Show Host. She is the CEO of Removing The Bandages Foundation, Inc, SylindaD, LLC, and Girls To Pearls Mentoring Program. She has served as Keynote Speaker for My Brother’s Keeper Martin Luther King’s Day Annual Event, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Youth Summits, Diamond University, many women and youth conferences, and several other platforms. She has hosted numerous events and workshops in countries such as Nicaragua.
She has been featured on the cover of E.G.O Magazine, Voyage Atlanta Magazine, Strut Magazine, Making News Headlines, and other publications. She is the recipient of the Women of Worth Award, the 2018 Women Empowerment Award, the 2017 Strut Award, and the 2022 IGMA Champion Award. She has appeared on WALB Noon Day News as a special guest, Dialogue with Karla, The Phil Streetman Show, Atlanta Live, Preach The Word Network, and a vast amount of media outlets, radio, and podcast shows. She uses her life story of overcoming trauma and loss to encourage others to keep moving forward despite life’s obstacles.
KISH:What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Sylinda: My dream is to reach women worldwide through my Removing The Bandages Movement and Foundation. I have a deep desire to see women healed and happy from trauma and loss that attempted to rob them of their peace and the purpose that God has called them
to. I want to use my life experiences as a testimonial of how you can rise from ashes to excellence.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Sylinda: After experiencing 2 breast cancer scares and losing everything I owned, including my marriage, the depletion of my strength, identity, and femininity is what inspired me to pursue my dream. I decided that I was not going to lay in bleeding sheets with tears rolling down my face. I had to get up and go after something that was greater than me and I made up my mind that I was not going to stop until it was completed. My affirmation became “I am the dream.”
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Sylinda: Interruptions due to life’s circumstances have contributed to my challenges. I have faced illnesses including a mild heart attack. There have been attacks upon my family and finances at times. There are things that you plan for but then life just happens and seems to put you in a position that causes you to press the pause button. There was a battle of the mind that I had to wrestle with, causing me to deal with a spirit of inadequacy. I think the greatest challenge of all was being delivered from myself and not tapping into my full potential.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Sylinda: My mother has been my driving force. She was a single mother of three and I’ve had the opportunity to watch her walk into a greater version of what being a powerful and independent woman really looks like. Her drive and willingness to never give up, even when it seemed as though there was no way out became the fire under my feet. She’s always told me that the day that I stop dreaming is the day that I have stopped living.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Sylinda: Dream big for every part of your life. Permission has been granted