Shawna Renee is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Say It, Out Loud, an urban storytelling collective that produces pop-up storytelling events all over the country.  She also facilitates workshops and retreats to help students access the power of storytelling to heal and connect communities of color. 

Story District Presents: Sucker for Love 2019

Performed at the Lincoln Theater on February 14, 2019.

Story District Presents: Worst Fight Ever

Performed at the DC Improv on June 25, 2019.




Off the Menu: Stories About Memorable Meals, Colorful Customers, and Our Lives in Restaurants

Presented by The Stoop: Story Telling Series.
Performed at Creative Alliance on Thursday, March 28, 2019.



Shawna is best known for her work as host and executive producer of Cocoa Mode, a weekly national radio show on SiriusXM, a program she created in 2007 after recognizing the need for programming dedicated to exploring the role of women of color in areas of social justice, community building and entrepreneurship.

Soul Lounge Presents: Ledisi

Shawna Renee (The Lady DJ) talks to Ledisi about her new album THE TRUTH. Ledisi also serves up a few songs for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.

Soul Lounge Presents: Avery Sunshine

Avery Sunshine is known for her irresistible combination of soul, jazz and gospel influences. She’s traveled the world entertaining audiences with her powerful voice, inspiring lyrics and infectious spirit. She joins host Shawna Renee on The Soul Lounge to perform and share the stories behind her new album The Sun Room.


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