Ms. Mitchell Stacy Kabenda, also known as Siitae, is a master of divinity student at the University of Dubuque’s theological seminary. Ms. Kabenda is a 22-year-old woman who is extremely ambitious and driven, she wants to continue living a life worth living. Ms. Kabenda enjoys creating content; she makes videos online about her life as she navigates her twenties and posts content encouraging young women on social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and Tik Tok. She has a deep love of spirituality and a strong desire to advocate for mental health in her spheres of influence.
Mitchell Stacy Kabenda, also known as Siitae, shares how God rescued her from a life marked by low self-esteem and childhood trauma to become the woman she is today.
Ms. Kabenda discusses the role of the Holy Spirit in her healing journey and the significance of achieving a state of harmony on all levels of being (mind, body, heart, and soul) in her talk.
Mitchell advocates for mental health by encouraging young women to not only pray and take care of their spiritual health, but also, not to be ashamed to go to mental health specialties to unpack the various traumas they have endured. She implores young women to let their guard down and accept that the shame they may have accumulated as a result of past trauma need not determine their future.
Ms. Kabenda’s encouraging words in her talk, “More Than Rubies,” bring light to darkness and remind young women everywhere that they are not prisoners of their past, that their yesterday does not define their tomorrow—yesterday is simply a story of great strength, a story we loan to one another as encouragement.
Ms. Kabenda, who transformed her mindset and healed through faith, encourages young women to have that same faith for themselves, faith to transform their minds, faith to heal their hearts and souls.
During my high school years, I spoke in front of large crowds in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and competed in IHSSA IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH ASSOCIATION. speech competitions, as well as speech competitions for HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), often taking first or second place. During college, for my talent, I spoke at the Miss Uganda North America Pageant for the talent portion, giving an encouraging speech to my fellow Ugandans, encouraging peace and unity. Aside from that, I’ve led bible studies, webinars, and organized events in which I had to speak in front of others.
Chapters you can speak at: Belleville, Illinois, Edwardsville, Illinois, O’Fallon, Illinois, West County, Missouri, Any Metro East Chapter, St. Louis Area, Virtual EmPower Hour
I’m interested in speaking at: In Person Event, Conference
Phone Number: 515-724-8861
Title and Business: Women Empowerment/Student, Christian Speaker and Mental Health Advocate
Three Presentation takeaways:
1. Healing is possible
2. There is no shame in utilizing mental health resources
3. An individual’s past does not determine where they can go or who they can become