Written by: Dreaming the Dream

K.I.S.H. Magazine Exclusive Interview featuring Sylinda Mumphery!

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

Last modified: July 22, 2022