Shondra started her career at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in 2016 as a work-study student when she returned to college for her arts degree. She spent more than 10 years in the corporate world and started her own wearable art business, Hot Culture, in 2012. She has worked or volunteered her time on social justice issues for the past 30 years in areas including death penalty moratorium, criminal justice reform, prison reform, early education, children’s health, voter education, and second-chance employment. Since 2016, Shondra has worked with S.H.A.P.E. through various milestones such as its 40th Annual Pan-African Cultural Festival and S.H.A.P.E.’s 50th Anniversary. She has helped the center with grant writing, administration, facilities management, and bringing in new events such as Solange’s visual debut for “When I Get Home.” Shondra also works with S.H.A.P.E.’s disaster relief programs for Hurricane Harvey and the COVID-19 pandemic. Shondra is an emerging metals artist, acrylic painter, and printmaker. She lives in Houston, Texas with her daughter, Tahirah, and son, Gabriel.
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