About author

580814_10100925486404742_370947886_nShawntai Genell Brown is a freelance blogger, playwright, storyteller and poet living in Detroit, Michigan.

Most recently she has written and produced six play projects in her eLLe Kalamazoo series, including co-directing and acting in the productions.

Shawntai also wrote, casted and directed Breadcrumbs: Journey to Authenticity based on interviews conducted by Dr. Michelle Johnson, Executive Director of Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative and Playgrown, of lesbian, gay and bisexual people of color living in Kalamazoo. (Listen to radio interview about show).

As a theater coach and consultant with Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, Shawntai has helped middle and high school students write and perform five performance pieces about social justice, managed performances and coordinated artists for special projects and shows.


Find more of her work at Paragonlifeblog.com or in The Western Herald.

Shawntai also has work published in Iris Jacob’s My Sisters’ Voices.

curriculum vitae


Writing Samples 


3 thoughts on “About author

  1. Hey SandZ!!! I am so proud of ya! I havent been on here in a while and it looks really cool! im so im so impressed!

  2. This particular post, “Shawntai’s spiral notebook | Actually I’ve updated to an inferior PC” Blinds And Shades illustrates the fact that you actually
    understand what you r communicating about! I completely agree.

    Thanks a lot ,Christopher

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