“#WeirdMYAH”: An Underdog Story About Determination, Persistence, and Striving to Make a Mark in Television

Joel Eisenberg
7 min readFeb 10, 2020

How an HBCU graduate and former veterinary assistant is becoming an unlikely success story.

The following article was written by Joel Eisenberg and Myah Naomi Lipscomb.

Joel: It’s a wonderful thing being a writer.

You stick around long enough and you get noticed. Then you sell books, movies, television shows, poetry … whatever you set your mind to.

If, of course, you remain persistent, and disciplined.

And then, once you get noticed and sell, if you’re lucky you’ll be asked to speak. Whether you speak at film conferences or writers events, all things being well you’re flown out to various cities, states and countries to meet and inspire fellow creatives.

That right there is one of the most fulfilling parts of what I do for a living.

And that’s how I met #WeirdMyah who, in reality, isn’t that weird at all.

Myah: I am 28-years-old, was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Adelphi, Maryland. I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee and have for the last ten years. I am the only child to my parents, Sylvester H. Lipscomb and Chandra Norman Lipscomb, who have been unconditionally supportive of all of my endeavors.

I attended Tennessee State University as an undergrad, an Historically Black College and University (HBCU), where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and also became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I attained my Master of Fine Arts degree in Film & Creative Media from Lipscomb University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

My chosen career is filmmaking.

Joel: In the summer of 2019, I attended Nashville’s Film-Com as a guest panelist. This was my fourth trek to Film-Com (www.film-com.com), which I believe will soon prove to be the most productive of them all.

Myah: I started working on #WeirdMYAH in early 2015 shortly after leaving my job as a Veterinary Assistant. Although Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine was my background, I always had a passion for film and…

Joel Eisenberg

Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.