Say It, Out Loud was founded by Shawna Renee, who believes everyone has a story to tell - all they need is a place to tell it.


Our mission is to provide a safe space for anyone who wants experience the transformative power of storytelling.

Through our podcast, live shows and workshops we're building a strong creative community around shared stories and experiences. 

Join us, we promise you'll meet new people, discover different perspectives and have a great time. 

As the old African proverb says, "you can not heal what you conceal"

You've got to SAY IT, OUT LOUD. 


Shawna Renee, Founder & Creative Director

Shawna Renee is an award winning international broadcaster, writer and storyteller.

As a radio and TV personality, she’s hosted shows for Radio One, CBS Radio, SiriusXM and Voice of America. She has taken her passion for storytelling and transformed it into a powerful tool for healing and community building as the Founder and Creative Director of Say, It Out Loud, an urban storytelling collective that produces pop-up storytelling events and workshops all over the country.

Shawna is also a Moth Story Slam Champion and has performed on storytelling stages across the country.

She lives in Washington DC with her husband and son.