Hello, I'm Shannon Ivey.
I've always loved story, but I struggled to find my place in the ones I saw around me.
I became a story professional because of it, and then finally, realized that only I could write my perfect role.
Shannon Ivey MFA AEA ACC (she/her) is the Founder of the award winning #whatshesaidproject.
Shannon is an ICF Certified coach, union actor/director, storyteller, and resident creative rabble rouser.
Shannon spent over 20 years in traditional theatre as a professor, actor, and director only to wake up to the ground shaking realization: she had been telling other people's stories that didn't include herself or those she loved.
This realization lead her to investigate the power of narrative through Theatre of the Oppressed, certifying as a Joker/ Facilitator at TONYC. This lead to performing and producing first person storytelling events, writing essays/creative nonfiction, studying Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, and eventually, coaching.
She is living her best life in Columbia, South Carolina, where she solo parents a middle schooler, plays with her pandemic pooch, Buster, and grows veggies in her backyard.