Any given night you can find Shelly Says So on stage performing her original poetry and spreading her motto of “curvy confidence”. But she is more than the engaging performer that puts audiences in the palm of her hand. She is a woman who holds and fosters many passions. Shelly has simultaneously built a career as a marketer at Fortune 500 companies, founded her own consulting business, started a clothing line, and a kept hectic performance schedule as a Spoken Word Artist. She is a goal-setter who never forgets to leave her mark. In the past two years alone she has released a spoken word album, won ‘Poet of the Year’ at the Baltimore Crown Awards, and been named Miss Maryland Plus USA 2014. As serious as she is about her business, Shelly keeps folks laughing via her blogs, tweets, and event hosting. It’s rare for her to be seen without a smile and she’s as comfortable joking about celebrity gossip as she is discussing investment strategies.
Shelly has a Bachelor’s in Advertising from Temple University and an MBA from University of Maryland. Before ramping up her entertainment career, she could be found teaching Marketing and Finance courses at Coppin State University. Shelly’s broad knowledge base has lead her to tapped for her opinion by media outlets such at The Huffington Post and Black Enterprise. But her most fulfilling moments come when she is able to share her point-of-view with young women struggling to find their confidence or stick to their goals.