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Mena Monroe — Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
'He Said She Said' Actress Staying Focused For The Next Big Thing
By RIch Soil | Updated March 11, 2021
Mena Monroe is a writer and actress who recently appeared in “He Said She Said” and “Indictment: Who Is Jonathan Carter?”
“As an actress, I offer a glimpse into various walks of life and human struggles,” she said.
When she’s not on the screen, she’s diligently working on her beauty business.
“Being a beauty industry entrepreneur, I offer women a chance to constantly reinvent themselves to their version of beauty.”
And despite her success, Monroe said she’s still determined to “outwork every damn body.”
What is your profession?
I’m a professional actress, writer, and entrepreneur.
How did you become successful in your field?
Being a beauty industry entrepreneur I offer women a chance to constantly reinvent themselves to their version of beauty. And as an actress, I offer a glimpse into various walks of life and human struggles.
What stresses or obstacles do you have to deal with in your profession?
I wouldn’t call where I am currently a success but I will say I’m extremely dedicated to reaching the next level. And to do so I’m willing to outwork every damn body. My goal is to constantly better myself.
At what age, or when, did you first start using cannabis and CBD products?
There are tons of stresses working in independent films from long work hours, harsh filming conditions, extremely cold weather, you name it. The rewarding part is that the good outweighs the bad and the finished product is worth all stresses.
How often do you integrate cannabis and or CBD into your routine?
I didn’t start using cannabis until 2015. I never even experimented in high school or college. My aunt was battling breast cancer & one of her physicians recommended she try it for her both pain and appetite. So we tried it out together.
What positive effects does cannabis/CBD have on you?
I’m a casual CBD and cannabis user so I only use it when I feel the need, which isn’t every day.
What is your favorite strain of cannabis and why?
Cannabis has a relaxing effect on me. I like indica so I like the more nighttime calming strains.
What is your favorite CBD product and why?
I like body or sleepy highs right now my favorite strain is indica, but I mix it up as well. I also like Big Al Exotics Street Heat is fire, Lil Stupid has some fire, & my favorite is White Cherry Gushers & Cannatique Farms. I like the CDB sleep waters they sell at some dispensaries.
“Stay elevating yourself. Get in those books, take any kind of class that could better your path, and make friends with people who are already where you want to be. You can’t learn from people who are doing worse than you.”
What advice could you give to women that want to follow in your footsteps?
My advice to any young ladies wanting to follow in my footsteps would be to stay elevating yourself. Get in those books, take any kind of class that could better your path, and make friends with people who are already where you want to be. You can’t learn from people who are doing worse than you.
What has 2020 taught you?
COVID caused my brick and mortar business to go to a complete halt for over a year. It was hard. In a true hustler’s fashion that fork in the road was just a detour towards another dream. So in the long run it was for the better. 2020 taught me to control what I consume. I’m not referring to just-food. I guard what I ingest mentally with the same importance. A lot of people allowed the media to dictate their emotional health last year and vowed not to.
What advice can you give a man from a woman’s POV?
Well, I can’t explain what goes through a woman’s head during a day because that indicates, all of us think about the same things. I however spend a bulk of my day practicing affirmations and thinking positive amongst other things. My advice to men regarding relationships both sexual and platonic is to be genuine in their dealings. You’d be surprised how many women will accept the real you, all that lying and living multiple lives is exhausting and causes so much trouble and heartache in the future. So be honest and transparent and if she’s for you, she’ll accept you.
What five songs are in your playlist in the current moment?
My five songs on my playlist currently are
Nipsey & Jay – What It Feels Like,
Doja Cat – Streets,
Money Mu & Moneybagg – Hittin’,
H.E.R – Damage, and
Brent Faiyaz – Clouded.
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