S. Renee Mitchell

Award-winning journalist turned multimedia artist, S. Renee Mitchell, MBA, is best described as a Creative Revolutionist, who expresses herself through poetry, storytelling, grant writing, teaching, and creating multimedia experiences. She considers creative expression—in all forms—her heARTwork.

Renee spent 25 years as a newspaper journalist in Seattle, Orlando, and Detroit, among other cities, and is most known locally for her years as a Metro columnist for The Oregonian, where she was nominated twice for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Renee is now a high-school teacher and founder of a youth empowerment initiative called I Am M.O.R.E. (www.IAmMOREresilient.com). She is also a published author of four books of poetry, a novel, five plays, and a children’s book about courage in the face of bullying, called “The Awakening of Sharyn: A Shy and Brown SuperGyrl.”

Renee’s deepest desire is to use her creativity to help others let go, gather up and move on. You can find out more about Renee’s work at www.ReneeMitchellSpeaks.com.