Shaashawn Dial

Session #1: It's Time: Elevating the Voices of Black Women

I am … evolving learned and lived experiences, natural Black Womyn Queer Gemini Cisgender Full Figured Army Brat First Born Big Sister Daughter GodMomx3, Friend, 9 times tatted designing my 10th piece, Lover, Founder of Voycetress Media LLC, partnered, IUP Phd, ABD, Shippensburg U. MPA, Kansas State University Graduate Certificate, Stephens College, one of 32 Womyn’s Colleges remaining grad, survivor of sexual assault at age 12, twice survivor of structural violence by grown adult bullies, dialogue facilitator. Aware of my gift (VOYCE), locating vehicles for which to deploy it, Knowing all is happening for me and not to me - the universe is conspiring on my behalf for my benefit. I am battling daily the parts of me content to remain broken and the parts of me desiring to be healed. I am a documenter of Her-story/ theirstory/ himstory/ themstory. A story teller. I was nicknamed "The Voyce" by the Harrisburg, PA Poetry Scene and my Bestie. I am not Shaashawna, Shawan, Sasquatch or Shawshank. My Mother named me Shaashawn, so I am.

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