Shawna Renee has taken her passion for storytelling and transformed it into a powerful tool for healing and community building as 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.  Shawna is a Moth Story Slam Winner and has been featured on a number of storytelling podcasts and stage shows. 

Shawna currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and son.