Born, Shanika Scott and evolved into sunshynethadevine in the year 2000. A homegrown native of Mobile, Alabama, she has been singing and writing poetry, short stories, speeches and songs since her preteen years. In November of 1999 she was introduced to her first open mic, soon after she had become one of Atlanta’s most well-known spoken word artist of this new poetic era. She was an active member of the Live Poet’s Society for over 5 years. During this time she was featured in numerous showcases and has traveled to different cities and events to display her gift of combining words and performing.
Sunshyne toured with NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) in 2003. Underground Epics and Soulotions, LLC awarded her the most Erotic Poet of 2002. From 2001-2004 she diligently worked as 1/3rd co-founder of an organization called SPEAK,LLC (Sister Poets Embracing Altruistic Kinship.) SPEAK is a collective of female artist who have united to form an organization to enlighten the masses through artistic expression by producing shows and providing platforms for poets, visual artist, musicians, vocalist and many other genres of art. Through poetry, she wants to teach people to embrace spirituality as well as sexuality. She also wants to help children as well as adults recognize the beauty and the power that they hold inside and help them cultivate the artist within. With a diverse and an array of creative rhythm…she writes to live and lives to write!
Her other works include:Life Coach, Intuitive Reader, Law of Attraction Practitioner, Past Life Regression Hypnotist, Homeschooling Consultant, Educator, Naturopathic Nutrition Coach, Yoni Steam Practitioner, Womb Yoga Instructor. She is the Founder and CEO of Harambee House of Wellness, a Reiki Master, and an Ordained Spiritual Minister. Sunshyne is a Community Advocate, and passionate about helping guide and awaken others to their full potential. She brings her positivity, natural leadership skills and an intense look at the inner self to her others. She supports people in being well, fulfilled and vibrantly alive. As a natural born Empath, she combines firm honesty with immense compassion when providing any service. She lives in Snellville Ga. with her husband and three children.
How did you get the name??? In her journey through becoming who she is as a spoken word artist, People wondered how the pseudonym sunshynethadevine was created. A friend in poetry and in life was with her one day while sitting in his office. He told her “You are up and coming and shining brightly!,” “so I’m going to call you sunshyne.” Tha Devine was later added by a couple that hosted an open mic at The Pattie Hut. “Her sensual nature and the clever ability make her words so intensely visual is just divine!” “Coming to the stage, our sister and friend”… “sunshynethadevine