Shawna Renee

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Shawna Renee is an award winning international broadcaster, writer and performer.  As a radio personality, she’s produced and hosted shows for Radio One, CBS Radio, SiriusXM and Voice of America.

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.

For nearly 10 years, millions of listeners tuned into her show on SiriusXM in search of information and inspiration on creating balance in their lives, homes and communities.

Shawna Renee has since 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.  Shawna also facilitates workshops and retreats to help students access the power of storytelling to heal and connect communities of color.

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