Phenomenal Women

Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by thevyne


Vyne Reader Spotlight: Shahari Moore

Name: Shahari Moore

Hometown: Chicago

Current City: Wherever the wind blows and my spirit moves

Roles you play in life: woman, sister, daughter, auntie, occasional mama, leader, historian, writer.

Occupation: Assistant Professor of African American Studies with the City Colleges of Chicago, Instructor of Af. Am. History Media and Popular Culture, Cosby Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Writer. In short I am a Writer and a fly Professor. I fly into LA on a weekly basis to teach my class at USC.

Education: M.S. Educational Psychology and Guidance, Eastern Illinois University. Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Chicago State University

3 Words that describe you: Persistent, Motivated, Creative

What is your biggest accomplishment?:  My short film, Swimmin’ Lesson, which I wrote and co-directed with Christine List was accepted into the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival. I’m actively raising funds to offset the cost of travel to France so if you’re interested in supporting, please feel free to check out my campaign on here .

What is your favorite travel destination?: Barbados & Hawaii

What beauty product can’t you live without?: Grape Seed Oil (skin and hair) and Big Girl Cosmetics

Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”:  brew a cup of loose leaf jasmine tea, light a candle, inhale to thank God for my blessings, exhale to make room for more blessings.  I ask the Ancestors to keep me humble, assist me with peace, flow, inspiration, favor, and to prepare me for the next phase of my journey.

What is your favorite restaurant?: That’s a Burger on 71st Street in Chicago. Their turkey burgers are my favorite, yum!

Who are your fashion inspirations?: I’m not much for fashion, but I love Grace Jones, simply because she makes her own rules.

Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Alicia Keys, Superwoman!

What words do you live by?: Serenity, peace, power! Cast your eyes upward and onward.

What are you most proud of?: My integrity and the fact that I write with my community in mind.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?: No matter how much you know, there is always room to learn more.



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