About Shaina

Shaina is a LA based actress. Shaina received her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. She is also writer, poet, and multimedia artist that creates work centered around the black woman’s experience in America and her journey to healing. As the creator and a writer for the pursuitofnappiness.org, Shaina cultivates spaces for analytical writing, love, and acceptance. Shaina is a contributor for HuffPost, writing about her own experience as a black woman in Los Angeles. She is developing a multi-media art installation called “Afro Futuro” that “explores the mythologies and realities of Black women and Afro-Cuban women.” Shaina studied Acting in undergrad at Marymount Manhattan College. Follow Shaina Lynn on all social media sites @theshainalynn.