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S. Renee Mitchell’s interview with Suzanne Nance originally aired on July 1, 2020. Listen below.

S. Renee Mitchell2019 Spirit of Portland Award Winner, S. Renee Mitchell’s deepest desire is to help people use their innate creativity to find their unique voice and then use it to let go, gather up and move on.

‚ÄčHer award-winning expertise includes:

  • Writing (in all forms)
  • Equity/SEL/Post Traumatic Growth
  • Research / Policy / Practices
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Consulting / Training / Facilitating
  • Equity Centered Curriculum Design
  • Poetry (write, perform, teach)
  • Youth Advocacy & Resiliency
  • Project Management

Career highlights:

This nationally award-winning and transformational youth resiliency building movement empowers at the intersection of Equity, Social Emotional Learning and Post Traumatic Growth.

  • Portland Youth Poet Laureate

This organization celebrated youth poets in partnership with Spit/WRITE, a youth poetry writing and performance initiative that provided opportunities for Portland youth to compete in Brave New Voices, the world’s largest youth poetry slam.

  • The Awakening of Sharyn

This debut children’s book comes with curriculum for parents and teachers, songs, and glass courage stones. Renee also created an interactive Super Hero Awakening Ceremony so children of all ages can make Super Hero masks and discover their super powers.

  • Twysted Healing Systahs

This is a healing and empowerment collaborative that organizes events, and creates inspiring products that support the emotional, spiritual, creative, and professional growth and healing of women of color.

Renee is pursuing a doctoral program at the University of Oregon (2021).

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