Renee, an MBA-educated entrepreneur, is a former award-winning newspaper columnist who has been twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary and in 2008 was selected as the No. 1 commentator in five Western states by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also a nationally recognized women's advocate who writes and speaks about empowerment, domestic violence, sexual assault and youth issues. A spoken word performance poet, she has shared the stage with Alfre Woodard, Danny Glover and feminist bell hooks. And she has written - and performed in - several plays, published three books of poetry, and, this year, is publishing her first novel and collection of her newspaper columns.
"Tangoing With Tornadoes: A Novel"
(read first chapter at www.reneemitchellspeaks.com)
"You Don't Have to Hit Me To Hurt Me: 12 Things Women Need to Know about Verbal & Emotional Abuse"
"What'd She Say Again?: Speaking "Truth to Power" on The Pages of American Newspapers" (a collection of columns)
Writing. Poetry. Theater. Speaking out against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Building Community. Making Jewelry and Art. Teaching young people. Advocating for women. Traveling. Learning. Teaching. Being Creative.
Itafari Foundation - The word is Kinyarwandan for brick. The goal is to raise money to help women...
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