This Chicago native stormed onto the Los Angeles Theater Center stage as a singing Royal Translator, in Disney’s Aladdin, Dual Language Edition. She is creator of her podcast and YouTube series, “ASK A BLACK WOMAN”. Since 2017, she’s been recording stimulating, impromptu street convos with non-Black people. Her engaging commentary is also heard on the ASK A BLACK WOMAN Podcast. “ASK A BLACK WOMAN- ONE WOMAN SHOW” won an Encore Producers’ Award in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival!
Shanara is a singing femcee, writer and creator. She gained popularity as “The MouthPeace”, ( well deserved, due to her stage credits, voiceovers and radio personality roles). She has won 4 Chicago grants to finance her music projects. Her signature style balances singing and spoken word with obvious hip hop and jazz undertones, but her pen has stretched to gospel, country and even jingles.