Using Laughter to Heal and Bring Awareness – Meet Canecia “NeeBaby” Boyd

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and as a way to deal with the emotional pain, NeeBaby took to TikTok and began sharing her raw and unfiltered Comedy with the world. Six months later, the industry she had been a part of for six years finally took notice of her talents and she quickly became a TikTok sensation, Brand Influencer and recognized comedian holding on to 555K+ supporters and 12M+ Likes and growing. NeeBaby has taken the taboo topic of mental health and suicide and made it acceptable to explore. Using her real life struggles with Bipolar Disorder to fuel her voice, she is on a mission to normalize this very much needed conversation, inspire the LGBTQ community one smile at a time and normalize the true beauty one carries within. NeeBaby also uses her platform to highlight controversial topics that impact all members of the LGBTQ community. Her focus is on ensuring that women take all measures to get tested and get preventive care for breast cancer. This is something that most masculine identified women within the LGBTQ don’t highlight (for various reasons). She has taken the pain that she has encountered and turned it into a success story and movement.

I chatted with NeeBaby via Q&A and learned so much about this entrepreneur and comedian.

What inspired your entrepreneurial journey?

I’ve been in the Comedy Industry for six years now but it wasn’t until my victory over breast cancer in 2020 that I decided to leave my 9-5 and become my own boss. I jumped head first into my comedy and before I knew it the entrepreneurial endeavors just started coming.

What do you define as failure?

To not try. I am connected to my ancestors and my spirit guides don’t like that word. Failure is never an option.

What kind of impact do you want to leave on your audience?

I want my legacy to speak to strength. We all have the strength and talent needed to make it, we just need to tap into it.

What is your why? Why you did you start your journey?

To save my life. Comedy saved me and pursing my dreams gives me the push needed to make it through every single day.

What advice do you have for entrepreneurs and small business owners who may not be achieving their goals?

Don’t forget to reevaluate often. Sometimes we forget why we started and that can be the cause of us not making it to the finish line.

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