Shenée L. Simon presents: mixed media visual storytelling collection in zine medium centering human rights, LGBTQ+ rights, climate change, self-care and education advocacy and activism. These pieces feature organizations which she has directly engaged and collaborated with to address these issues. Shenée’s personal beliefs stem from connecting and transcending the triad of local-national-international activism with scholarship. Often times, her work incorporates a splash of pop culture, patriotism and mothering.
Shenée brings high energy and strategic thinking to the inclusion of girls/women of color across borders with a deep commitment to peace, safety and security in spaces of living, learning, work, play and pray. She has created programming centering gender equity and social systems in suburban and rural Virginia, Orlando, Miami, South Texas and now Memphis, TN.
In 2019 Shenée founded S.H.E. Collective, LLC. a niche organization to shift the naming of peace, safety and security for girls and women. Connecting global resolutions and goals to regional, state and local education, health and environment. Prior to this, Shenée spent twelve years in for profit and non-profit space with organizations, Randstad North America, Walt Disney Co, The Madeira School, Chatham Hall and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.
Shenée is a 2021 Truman National Project Security Fellow. A 2020 Inaugural Fellow for Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security and United State of Women’s Ambassador, TN. She serves as the National Chair for New Leaders Council Women’s Caucus, Advisory Board Member for City of Bartlett Parks and Recreation, and the Working Group on Girls.
Shenée holds a M.A. in Women Gender Studies, Human Resources & Nonprofit Management; B.A. in Women’s Studies and Leadership Studies. She is conversant in French.
Shenée is a Virginia native, calls Memphis, TN home with her husband and their 2 daughters and 2 sons, proud homeschooling Army family!