Sister Sweet Epiphany
|Interests:||Entertaining, haunted houses, amusement parks, massage therapy, event organizing, thrill seeking, helping others, living life to its fullest!|
|Inspirations:||My friends, life, pain, sadness, Derby City Sisters, people affected by illness|
|Favorite Quote:||Things happen for a reason|
|Background:||I grew in a small town and was the first openly gay person to take a guy to prom. I never grew up with much and had a lot of mental and physical abuse throughout my child hood in to graduating from high school. I always was a little different but stayed true to myself.|
After high school I worked in a factory, got engaged to an amazing man who changed my life, but separated and we are still best friends to this day! I became a CNA for 8 years and I am now a Licensed Massage Therapist, I love helping people. I believe hands-on healing is one of the most amazing gifts you can give a person.
About 7 years ago I started club promoting, organizing events with the goth scene, but altered it to be an all-inclusive environment. I became Shawna the Dead and started booking bands, DJs, doing talent shows with drag, burlesque, side show etc, I wanted everyone to be welcome for who they are and have a comfortable platform to showcase their talents. I also started performing myself as a side show performance artist, hosted numerous charity events, have toured and opened for bands like Jeffree Star and Orgy, plus put on my own festival.
Currently, I have my own massage studio, I perform as Shawna the Dead, I am in the Blue Moon Circus, I am one of the managers and performers at Asylums Haunted Scream Park, and still put on events through out the area. I am a very diverse individual who loves every aspect of myself and enjoys expressing it. Life is to short not to do what you love, you have one shot at it make it count!
|Vision:||My eyes are wide open and I am so excited and honored to be apart of the Derby City Sisters. Louisville is in such an amazing place right now with celebrating diversity. I have always been one to encourage people to showcase who they really are with open arms and I am so excited to be at the forefront of the sisters spreading all this love and joy to people who may have never experienced it. We are making a difference in people’s live’s already and we have just begun, life is so beautiful!|