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Shauna B

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Last Login 11/10/2015
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Education Some College
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Shauna is an award winning writer and activist from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born in Syracuse, NY but raised in Salt Lake City, Shauna comes to the writing world with a passion for cultivating the modern fairy tale. Rather than princes and princesses, she loves stories of rock stars, actresses, and the shadows that follow them. Her first novel, Shadows in the Spotlight, tells the story of gay and bisexual musicians surviving the roller coaster of the 80's metal scene in LA and is still seeking a publisher. It received an Honorable Mention from the Utah Arts Council in 2011 in their annual writing contest.

She discovered activism as a child when her mother became involved with the Americans with Disabilities Act movement. She grew up in non-profits, including Art Access in Utah, where she saw how powerful and empowering community integration can be for all communities as she watched the disabled community grow in power and influence in all walks of life. In college, she worked with BiAustin and while living in North Carolina became involved in the Pagan Pride movement. Later, she went on to co-found Utah's 1 to 5 Club, which is a network for asexual/pansexual/bisexual/sexually fluid identified individuals in the Salt Lake area. She still serves on the leadership team. In addition, she is the current moderator for the Salt Lake City Writer's Group, which is a critiquing and networking group for writers in Salt Lake.

Over the past fifteen years, she has written for the Utah Jazz, PageantZine.Net, and is currently the editor of The Wasatch Scope, the quarterly newsletter for the Utah Independent Living Center, where she also teaches advocacy and independent living skills. Her work has been published in print and online zines and been picked up by sites such as Yahoo!Sports.

A dynamic speaker, Shauna has also presented at conferences and most recently was selected to speak to a crowd of 500 people at a rally for the 2015 Utah Pride Festival.
Specialties
Reviews, commentary, interviews.
Interests
Music, sports, pop culture commentary, fiction writing, queer issues.
Honors and Awards
Honorable Mention, Unpublished Novel Jun 2011
Each year, the Utah Arts Council holds a contest for writers in the state. Shauna's first novel, Shadows in the Spotlight, was selected for an Honorable Mention.

Association Memberships
United Authors Association Mar 2015
The mission of the UAA is to advocate and assist the cause of literacy within the community; and promote and facilitate the writing arts for aspiring and experienced authors. Shauna is a charter member through the Utah Speculative Fiction Writers group.

Projects by Industry
Music

Working with the startup Pageant Zine (now offline), Shauna provided over 33 articles and interviews with various musicians. Profiling much of Salt Lake's local scene, she covered the rise and fall of independent radio in the area, the creation of a local music festival that brought bands in for next to no cost to the fans, and also provided interviews with musicians such as Joey Barnes who was, at the time, with the pop-rock band Daughtry.

Sports

Worked for three years with the Utah Jazz (NBA) as a team-sanctioned blogger, covering the team and providing commentary and criticism. One article was linked to Yahoo!Sports Ball Don't Lie blog; all are now archived.

Non Profit

The long-time writer and editor of The Utah Independent Living Center's Wasatch Scope, Shauna works to include all disabilities into the non-profit's newsletter while also making the regular outings and classes exciting and accessible.

Projects by Asset Type
Newsletter Content

The long-time writer and editor of The Utah Independent Living Center's Wasatch Scope, Shauna works to include all disabilities into the non-profit's newsletter while also making the regular outings and classes exciting and accessible.

Speech

A long time activist in the LGBT community, Shauna took the reins at the 2015 Pride Festival and stepped forward to deliver a speech on the need for representation and understanding for people in the community who are not strictly "Gay" or "Lesbian."

Blog Post

As a writer, Shauna works to maintain an online presence with her wordpress and tumblr blogs. Both have different aspects of her writing and her style. Some of her work has also been posted to other sites, many of which have similar interests to her own.

Projects By Expertise
Research Writer

Much of Shauna's work has been through the sports and music world, expressing her opinions through commentary and reviews while also cultivating the skills needed to interview. Her work is primarily published on her personal blog, with different sites publishing or linking to her articles.

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