ShaVunda Brown
Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN

ShaVunda Brown is a Minneapolis based, internationally award winning spoken word artist, an actress, hip hop artist, and spirit guided writer. She uses her knowledge of African and African American spirituality, history, myths and the southern folklore of her upbringing and blends it with a sharp social consciousness to shed light on raw truths and weave stories of new visions and liberation. ShaVunda is the recipient of a 2015 Verve Grant for Spoken Word, 2015 Finalist of the Beyond the Pure Writers’ Fellowship, Poetry Slam Winner of The Farrago Fresher Slam at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, one half of the duo that won the 2010 Whut it Do? Hip-Hop Competition and Peace-fest and has placed second in the Voices Merging Poetry Slam twice.