Shanna Shrum is a Creative Coach, Meditation Guide, nationally touring solo performer, internationally produced playwright and creator of the sketch comedy web series, Life of the Pahty! She is also a podcaster, marathon runner, former corporate boss, recovering sorority girl, and the literal best thing to ever happen to a wedding reception dance floor.
An avid practitioner of The Artist’s Way, Shanna maintains a daily mediation and Morning Pages practice. Her creative work utilizes her personal experience to generate the worlds and characters she creates. She believes wholeheartedly that art heals and creativity is a form of prayer. Shanna loves to pray.
Shanna has co-created with everyone from children and teens to federal prison inmates and believes that inside every person lives an artist. Through her coaching practice, Shanna has worked with The Robey Hotel, Antique Taco, Lost Girls Vintage, Cancer Wellness Magazine, and Camera Ambassador. Her clients have created for The New York Times, McSweeney's, Time, Vogue, Teen Vogue, The Knot, and more.
Her favorite things include but are not limited to: making something from absolutely nothing, theme parties, smiling at strangers, and giving creators the space to discover and express the truth of who they really are, love themselves fiercely, and smash the White Supremecist Patriarchy all while having the best fucking time ever.
"Your creativity is your truth. And your truth heals."
My mission as an artist and coach is to consistently create from a place of joy and healing in order to provide a sense of understanding and belonging in those who feel wounded, left out, underserved and unseen.
Which right now looks like the following:
-Coaching folks to become more of who they truly are.
-Supporting creatives and freelancers to receive fair and timely compensation.
-Assisting and supporting the adoption of healthy and helpful daily practices.
-Encouraging play, rest, and exploration as access points for growth.
-Dismantling White Supremacist Patriarchy by examining the toxic behaviors and thought patterns created by it through cultivating a deep sense of self-worth and love that transcends material and external validation.
-Supporting creatives and freelancers as they exit toxic work and creative environments.
-Creating safe spaces to grow and Pahty.
-Writing about my personal experiences with all of the above.