Damitra Dee Dee Stuart
Damitra "Dee Dee" Stuart
"The Indie Mama"
TV Channel Owner
Music and Film Producer
Clothing Line Creator
TV Streaming Pioneer
CEO Damitra Dee Dee Stuart
On May 19,1976, in Hahn, Germany, a warrior was born destined for greatness. Damitra Simmons- Stuart, affectionately known as “Dee Dee,” and "The Indie Mama" began running towards an uncertain future. The daughter of a military man and an extremely ambitious career woman who divorced when Dee Dee was 3, prompted her mother to move to El Paso, Texas.
In an effort to move them from the ghetto to a more affluent neighborhood, Dee Dee's mother worked tirelessly at multiple jobs when she was in the 6th grade. Dee Dee allowed her mom’s experience to influence her own die-hard determination to succeed. However, Damitra "Dee Dee" Stuart’s story cannot be summed up by an article or the scant words of a short story, but more like being on the edge of your seat intensity from reading a novel you just can't put down.
At the ripe age of 5, Dee Dee was an entrepreneur. In her 20’s, she was a campus DJ at the University of Texas. Dee Dee is an inventor and an award-winning top salesperson for Providian Financial Services. But she didn’t stop there. After being laid off from a job, her drive and hunger for financial and career success prompted her to create Dee Dee's Cleaning Service. The cleaning company turned into a lucrative chain spanning 8 states that she ran for 13 years until she dissolved it in 2010 only to reopen in 2020 www.deedeecleaning.com.
In 2002, Dee Dee was a business owner, veterinarian technician and part time office manager with the Northeast Community Bugle Publishing Company in El Paso Texas, where she earned her first publication, Tyght Magazine (a local magazine dedicated to El Paso’s African American community) that she ran for 2 years. While branching out to Georgia with her Dee Dee’s Cleaning chain and attending college for Web, Video and Graphic Design, in January of 2011, Dee Dee introduced Atlanta Ambition Magazine, an on-line magazine focused on showcasing successful Atlanta female business owners.
While residing in Atlanta, GA and attending Westwood College majoring in Visual Communications and continuously being placed on the Deans and President's List in the summer of 2011, in an effort to bring more exposure to the magazine, Dee Dee created a You Tube channel and executive produced her own talk show called Hanging with Dee Dee. The show became so popular that Wisecast Television owned by Streaming Pioneer Brian Joubert, offered Dee Dee her own global streaming channel which was revolutionary before Netflix, Hulu and other streaming network fame. She accepted the challenge and debuted Ambizion Television Networks with a grand red carpet event on her birthday May 19th 2012 catering to the Indie genre. Dee Dee created and executive produced 5 original TV series for her network.
Venturing into the TV industry took Dee Dee back to her radio roots. She was also awarded her own entertainment talk radio show on Survival Radio Network radio owned by the Late Great Klarque Garrison a Podcast Pioneer called, Ambizion Radio that aired in July 2012 until June of 2013 which name was changed to The Hanging with Dee Dee Radio Show airing every Tuesday night until October of 2015. Dee Dee had gained world-wide listeners from her unique interviews with celebrities based on their life experiences aside from fame. Dee Dee was also mentored by Klarque Garrison who taught her how to engineer her show as well as others later being awarded with her own Podcast Radio branch in 2013 creating and producing 3 other radio talk shows for people signed under her branch.
After the cable channel, radio and magazine accomplishments, May 19, 2012 the Ambizion Media brand was born. The Ambizion family included
- Ambizion Television Networks Television Channel for Independent Artists
- Ambizion Talent, a global talent agency with 20+ clients
- Ambizion Films, developing a multitude of scripted and unscripted television projects.
- Ambizion Events, creating red carpets events in the Atlanta area,
- Ambizion Apparel, a clothing line for the ambitious and business-minded
- Ambizion Graphics, bringing 10+ years as a Graphic Artist and Web builder.
- SRN Entertainment, awarded by SRN Radio resulting from the success of Dee Dee’s show
- Ambizion Consulting and Developing, helping people create & execute business ideas.
- Ambizion Photography Creating beautiful Pictures with Southern California as her studio
Dee Dee’s more recent accomplishments include her new revamped magazine, Ambizion, debuted January, 2013. The magazine featured celebrities and professionals who owned businesses to inspire others to do the same. She has also ventured into acting in films that include Atlanta Heat 2, Secured Tightly and the film, Rough Patch Twisted Fate. Dee Dee was also the cover story in the May/June issue of Courageous Woman Magazine, talking about her businesses, life experiences and pitfalls. Fortunately, Dee Dee managed to turn her life into something positive and follow her dreams.
Dee Dee’s early years weren’t a smooth ride but her past made her stronger than ever. She has far exceeded the dreams of the average person. Dee Dee wants to be a spokesperson to inspiration to others who, like her, had troubled pasts filled with trials and tribulations, and offer them infinite wisdom they can carry with them throughout their lives.
In February 2014 in effort to follow her dreams to write for network television and expand her Ambizion brand, she made an overnight decision, sold all of her belongings and moved to Los Angeles, CA. Landing with only 3 suitcases, her dog Bailee, no job and $1,500 in her pocket she had to start all over dealing with financial, a very short stint of homelessness and tragic pitfalls including dealing with the sudden and tragic deaths of her estranged husband and a best friend within two months of each other.
In the past 7 years Dee Dee has managed to climb the corporate ladder as a Business Account Executive in the cable industry at Spectrum as well as the revamping of her Ambizion Media Brand that includes her Family Clothing and Pet brands Ambizion Apparel and Ambizion Pooch opening a retail clothing store in downtown Inglewood, CA in May of 2019 with money that she earned from driving as an UBER driver to pay for her location. She is also revamping her magazines AMBIZION and Furry by Nature in the near future and in November of 2017 Dee Dee became a Hollywood TV executive being named Director of Programming for local Los Angeles TV Channel OVA TV on KVMD Los Angeles 31.9 until resigning in August of 2019 to pursue her 2nd TV channel and go back to her Indie roots creating Ambizion Television giving variety genre Independent Filmmakers and Content providers a platform to showcase their projects worldwide among a Hollywood A-List society. In July 2020 using her quarantine reality time wisely and being productive, she created, built herself and launched 16 additional TV Channels all dedicated to unique and popular topics Ambizion Dog, Ambizion Youth, Ambizion Chat, Ambizion Classics, Ambizion World Cinema, Ambizion Health, Ambizion Sound, Ambizion Do It Yourself, Ambizion Faith, Ambizion Sports and Games , Ambizion Food and Travel , Ambizion Comedy, Ambizion Pride, Ambizion Romance, Ambizion Crime and Mystery, and Ambizion Bio have now all been added to the Ambizion Media brand. She is excited about her future endeavors creating her own content and giving others a platform to showcase their projects in its entirety and all of the Ambizion channels can be found on top streaming platforms ROKU and AMAZON Fire TV. Dee Dee just also reopened her talent agency Ambizion Talent and has created a Music label to develop Ambitious Indie Artists to merge with her music channel Ambizion Sound called Ambizion Sound Music Group where she has since produced an album for one of her artists.
Although the roller coaster ride to the top has been filled with twist and turns, her quick wit and humor, along with her infectious laughter, hides the past pain and struggle deep within her soul. Dee Dee is extremely passionate and nothing will stand in the way of her ambition. Dee Dee is aware that she is a valuable asset who makes whatever she aspires a reality and when it comes to her Indie brothers and sisters, the Indie Mama is here to save the day!