Malynda is a multi-faceted talent as an actress, singer/songwriter, director, podcast host, activist, and mom based in Los Angeles. She has utilized her voice and social media presence to effect change with social justice, female empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, veganism, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
She currently hosts her own podcast called #WeNeedToTalk, a table talk discussion series that focuses on important topics in politics, entertainment and cultural trends. This year, Malynda launched a photo/video series entitled "Black Voices Heard" to chronicle the experiences of Black Americans. She also serves as a worship leader at Harmony Toluca Lake where she co-hosts a bi-monthly discussion called Courageous Conversations. This discussion group focuses on social justice from a Christian perspective.
Malynda was born and raised in sunny Santa Barbara, California where she began singing at just five years old. At the age of seven she learned to play the piano, and by nine years old she was writing her own music. Malynda's love for music and desire to make a difference in the world have led her to be recognized many times for her work. She won "Best Female Vocalist" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Best Pop Music Video at the Indie Music Channel Awards, and she has been a headliner for the NAMM show on the main stage and for the Sennheiser stage. She has opened for artists such as Tyrone Wells, Ernie Halter, Levi Kreis, OTOWN and Smokey Robinson. She has been married for nine years and is a new mom to a baby girl.
The #WeNeedToTalk Podcast covers current events and hot topics in politics, entertainment and the latest cultural trends through a mix of roundtables and one-on-one interviews. If you are wanting to dive in to deeper conversations that go beyond social media, this podcast is for you. | Listen on: Apple Music & Spotify
ABOUT BLACK VOICES HEARD:
Black Voices Heard is a photo and video series set to amplify Black voices across different fields, and life experiences. It will include personal stories, how they personally want to combat racism, breaking down stereotypes of Black people, and personal messages that they want to share with the world. The series launched on January 4th 2021, and will be ongoing indefinitely. | Watch on: Facebook & YouTube
Recent Guests: Clark Moore (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Love Simon film), Johnnie Hobbs III (Dance Educator/Filmmaker), Madison Shamoun (Actress), ALONZO (Recording Artist), Jewel Diamond Taylor (Motivational Speaker), etc.