Meet The Urbaanite: Shanera Williamson

Meet Shanera Williamson – originally from Maryland, Shanera is a speaker, speaking coach, podcaster, and certified Enneagram coach who has now made Nashville home and is making an impact near and far in the lives of brown families  raising children in white spaces.

Shanera Williamson

Company: Brown Mama Bear

Hometown: Joppatowne (a suburb of Baltimore), Maryland

Title: Founder and Podcast Host

How many years have you been in Nashville? 16

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville? I’m creating a space for black and brown parents to get the support, encouragement and input they need to raise children in the current racial climate of our country. Brown Mama Bear is both a podcast and a series of live events.

What inspires you? Uncovering and sharing stories of resistance and resiliency in the black community

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour? BRUNCH!!!!

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? Changing, Historic, Musical

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist? Jill Scott

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? National Museum of African American Music

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