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Shonda Smith

Shonda Smith is a freelance writer, editor, and event planner based in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born and raised. As a teenager, she was awarded the grand prize in the Barnard College Essay Contest for Young Women, and was published in The New York Times. For more than 15 years, Shonda honed her journalistic and event-planning skills at various organizations, including the Harlem Children’s Zone, Prince-Hall Publishing, and Girl Scouts of the USA. Her work has been featured in Honey Magazine, The Legislative Gazette,,, and more. You can also find her on her blog at and her online-based business, at Married to one of the smartest guys she knows, Shonda is also the doting mom of two beautiful children.