I spit bullets of verbal caliber exploding into the lives of carcasses that will be my truth and wreak of the stench of black womanly knowledge!



Leanetta “Shug” Avery was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Elm Thicket located in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from The Hockaday School. Mrs. Shug went on to attend and graduate from Texas A&M University. She began writing at the age of nine after receiving Nikki Giovanni’s Ego Tripping: There May be a Reason Why from her mother’s co-worker at the St. Phillip’s School and Community Center. She performed the poem for her talent in the 1994 Miss Nubian Queen Pageant and won. She has not stopped performing since. In order to sort out the classicism and racism experienced in both public and private schools she healed through her poetry. Shug has been writing and reciting poetry and monologues for over 20 years. She is the former TV host of Alternative Scream out of Houston, Texas as well as co-founder of Texas A&M’s Mic Check in College Station. Two-time performer of Rickey Smiley’s

Big City Talent. She serves as a Loan Officer regularly training on the power of real estate. She owns a Diversity Consulting firm that champions for underrepresented minorities and women in the mortgage and banking industry. She eagerly works with women to pursue their purpose, have fun and thrive not survive. Shug believes every miracle started on the part of the person that received it, so we are the miracle makers we have been waiting on!

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