Shanna Rene’ is a 40 year old writer and storyteller, with a background in music and acting. Born and raised in Chicago, she received awards throughout high school for writing.
She has also spent three years at Columbia College majoring in Fiction Writing and a minor in Theatre. She wrote and directed a stage play in 1997 called, “Lord Can I Talk To You For a Moment?” As a child she suffered verbal and sexual abuse, and battles mental illness as an adult. She uses her gift of writing as a way to assist others with mental illness as well as various types of abuse. Shanna says her mission is to share as much of her experience, as well as her healing process with others of all genders and genders. She is in the process of writing her Solo Show entitled, “The Truth is Setting Me Free.