ShaVunda Brown

ShaVunda Brown is an internationally award winning spoken word artist, an actress, organizer, and rap lyricist. She writes to empower and 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, she weaves stories and new visions of liberation. Her voice has been heard on national campaigns for Sephora on racial bias, the adultification of black girls for Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and a local campaign for Reproductive Justice for UnRestrict Minnesota. She has been seen in Art is Black Light a Mn. Original Series featured on PBS-TPT. She has originated a few roles in World Premieres of stage plays produced by The History Theater (Mn), Children’s Theater(Mn) and The Arena Stage Theater (D.C.) ShaVunda is the recipient of a 2020/2021 Artist Grant from the Walker Arts Center, 2020 and 2019 Performance Arts Award from Washington County. She is a 2017/18 inaugural cohort member of the Bush Foundation’s Change Network, 2016/17 Many Voices Mentorship at The Playwrights Center among others.