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Chicago Born community builder centering BIPOC & QTPOC creatives

Anna DeShawn

Head Nod Podcast
Anna DeShawn co-hosts The Head Nod, where the discussion centers around the position of Black people in predominantly white spaces. In Season one she and co-host Adell Coleman discuss Black lives at predominantly white institutions also known as PWI’s.

Anna, pronouns anything respectful, is a multi-award winning podcaster and Ambie award winning podcast producer and host. She is also a Chicago-born social entrepreneur who builds streaming platforms which center & celebrate BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Media has always been her passion and in 2009 she turned that passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, an online radio station playing Queer music & reporting on Queer news with an intersectional lens.

Most recently, she co-founded The Qube, a podcast production company and curated platform to discover the best music & podcasts by BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Anna is an award-winning podcaster determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing digital media streams to tell the stories and play the music that deserves to be heard.

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