ShaVunda Brown
Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN

ShaVunda Brown is an internationally award-winning spoken word artist, actress, organizer, and spirit guided writer. She writes primarily to empower and to shed light on raw truths, with a sharp social consciousness, using her knowledge of African diasporic spirituality, history, mythos, and the Southern folklore of her upbringing as she weaves stories and new visions of liberation.

She has been seen in Art is Black Light, a MN. Original Series featured on PBS-TPT. She has originated a few roles in the world premiere of stage plays produced by The History Theatre (MN), Children's Theater (MN), and The Arena Stage Theater (D.C.).

ShaVunda is the recipient of a 2019 Performance Arts Award from Washington County. She is a 2017-18 inaugural cohort member of the Bush Foundation's Change Network, a 2016-17 Many Voices Mentee at the Playwrights' Center, 2015 Verve Grant for Spoken Word, 2015 Finalist of the Beyond the Pure Writers' Fellowship, Poetry Slam Wimmer of The Farrago Fresher Slam at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and one half of the duo that won the 2010 Whut it Do? Hip-Hop Competition and Peace Fest in Dallas, Texas. Lastly, however certainly not least, she is a beaming Mother of two brilliant children.