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Hidden Gems: Meet Marlisha Applewhite of R.A.V.E. Productions

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marlisha Applewhite.

Hi Marlisha, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Hello, my name is Marlisha Applewhite, I am 25 years old from Memphis, TN. I would love to share my story on how it is Surviving HER aka me.

A young lady, who not only had to overcome dealing with childhood trauma and depression but how it was changing the outcome for herself even when all the odds were against her. Again, as I have mentioned I am only 25 years old and have experienced a lot at an early age but I did not let that DEFINE me.

I use to cover my inner scars so much to now I am relieved by letting my voice be heard to help not only myself but others like me. I know not everyone can relate to my testimony but I know there is something special behind the reason for letting my voice be heard.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I honestly feel that anyone going through or having to face depression is not something you can easily get through without seeing the dark sides first.

I remember wanting nothing more in the world but to just end my life because I was so drained and overwhelmed from always feeling like I had to figure it all out or being labeled by past mistakes, being who I am sexuality wise and mentally damage from wanting to please everyone that I love.

I felt like I had to let go!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
R.A.V.E Production is a business I created after I wrote my first script Cut Deep. I thought about how helpful this business would be to not only show visually how to not only face mental issues but how it is getting through them. Everyone has a story and everyone’s story is to inspire someone that needs help.

I know that with my business as it grows I can not only help people my age but others much older share their stories with that being a book, a song, or even me writing a script turning it into a short film for many just like them who can be inspired from it. This here sets me apart from others only because mental health is not really real quote-on-quote or very much in the spotlight unless someone is really showing it.

I would like to always target mental health because it is a big part of real-life today. I plan to always keep mental health on the high rise because I remember what it was like feeling like I was alone and covering my inner scars very well. I pray that I can not only continue to heal but others as well who may need this push or support in wanting to get their power back when sharing their story.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I would say that a great role of being invited to speak at events not only here in Memphis, TN but over the world is good luck for me. Also, even with seeing how inspiring I am to even be considered being booked for interviews to share my story all over the globe.

Also meeting people who have connected me or set me in a position to be on tv shows and movies is a role of luck. I had the experience of working on Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Show and more.

Contact Info:

  • Email:
  • Instagram: @upcoming_star_
  • Facebook: Marlisha A Applewhite
  • Youtube: TheRiskyUniqueLee

Image Credits
D’Anthony Kemp “OneClickStudio” and Debra Brandon –

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  1. Nisha Taylor

    May 10, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I love how transparent you’re being about your life. I’ve been keeping up with your story and accomplishments for quite some time. I’m proud of you, you’re truly an inspiration Marlisha. Can’t wait to see more with your name attached to it. God bless you beautiful!

  2. MARLO A Polk

    May 10, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Hi, this dad, love you and so so proud of you,also always prayed for your safety and success even when not around but was mentally I my presence. Stay keeping God first and I’m watching and waiting cause the skies are limited as far as what he has in-store for you, love you

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