Spoke Word Poet | Host | Curvy Confidence Advocate | Keynote Speaker
Price Range: Contact me for rates!
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
A dynamic performer and speaker who exudes confidence, depth, and inspiration. Content can be tailored to your event or audience. Common themes that Shelly speaks on include: self-confidence, feminism, entrepreneurship, branding, personal finance, career strategy, navigating college and your first job. Common themes of her poetry include culture, contemporary, social issues, femininity, family, life stories, comedy, and erotica.
Shelly Says So is a true renaissance woman - able to excel simultaneously in art, education, and business. As a spoken word poet, she inspires audiences across the country with healthy helpings of feminine sass, curvy confidence, and thought-provoking audacity. At home in Baltimore, she hosts BE FREE Fridays, the city’s longest-running monthly open mic series. She earned the title of ‘Poet of the Year’ at the 2013 Baltimore Crown Awards, after the release of her spoken word album, That’s What Shelly Said. She has toured nationally with The Punany Poets, The Sweet Spot, and the Come On Son! poetry collective.
Outside of entertainment, Shelly followed her dual careers as a Fortune 500 Marketing Executive and a college professor with the founding of her own company - The Advisory Store. Through consulting and education, The Advisory Store helps individuals and entrepreneurs build wealth through financial literacy, career coaching, and business and marketing strategy. Shelly's expertise has been tapped by media outlets such at The Huffington Post and Black Enterprise. In 2014, Shelly was selected as the very first Miss Maryland Plus USA, blazing a trail for the recognition of plus size women and bringing further attention to her platform of Financial Literacy. Her experience as an executive, plus sized advocate, and entrepreneur make her an inspiring speaker on everything from personal finance to building self-confidence.
Shelly has a Bachelor's in Advertising from Temple University, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Keep up with her via (link hidden), on Twitter @MissShellySays, and everywhere else @ShellySaysSo.
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