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Anna DeShawn, 29, is a Chicago-born social entrepreneur. Anna graduated from Drake University in 2005 with a degree in radio/television production. She went on to study corporate communications at Ithaca College and graduated with her masters in 2007. Media has always been Anna’s passion so she turned her passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, LLC. E3 Radio is an online radio network that produces authentically-edgy media to affect real change. Anna and the QCREW host a weekly show for Queer People of Color (QPOC) around the country every Thursday at 9pm CT. Past Guests include Affinity Community Services, C.C. Carter, Coquie Hughes, Hanifah Walidah, Lez Elegance Magazine, KIN4LIFE, Mary Morton and many others. In addition, Anna also produces two additional shows on the E3 network; Conversations with Angie Harvey, which challenges listeners to GROW up and live their best lives, and Phenomenal Soul Sessions, hosted by Phenomenon the Poet, Comedian Sampson, and produced by HBO Def Poet Entertainer ButtaFlySoul. This combination of spoken word and comedy features the best spoken word poets from around the country while keeping you in stitches. Anna DeShawn is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to tell the stories that need to be heard.

Favorite Quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” –Gandhi

Did you know? Anna has been in love with Robin Roberts all her life. Interviewing Robin would be the ultimate experience and a date with her wouldn't hurt either.

Recent Posts

Jul 10, 2013

The project began in 2011 at a meeting in Tucson, where the national Coordinating Team of the Church Within A Church Movement (CWACM) brainstormed for ways to share the message that God is Love, not hate. 

After launching at the Church Within A Church Movement's 10th anniversary celebration, the video legacy project became a reality during Pride Month 2013.

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