It all started back in her hometown Chicago, mainly because of her prominence in the spoken word scene. You can also add voiceovers, former radio show host and several grant awards for her prowess with the pen and performance.
Born Shanara, she embraced being the “short girl with the big mouth”, and garnered classic theater roles in Chicago, all the way to the Los Angeles Theater Center stage in Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition. She is creator of her podcast and YouTube series, "ASK A BLACK WOMAN", turned "ASK A BLACK WOMAN- ONE WOMAN SHOW" which premiered in the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She won an Encore Producers’ Award and Better Lemons Audience Choice Award as the writer, producer and solo performer of the show.
In addition to her most recent performance in the virtual Intersections Festival (Assembly Theatre) and her own virtual Poetic Popcorn Set, she is a recurring instructor of her virtual spoken word class, "A WORD WITH THE MOUTHPEACE, through Casa 0101 Theater. Shanara The MouthPeace is committed to serving people by extracting their power with the gift of the Word, in all its facets.