Shawna Potter

Baltimore, MD

Shawna Potter is the only child of a single mother and, therefore, a feminist. Her experiences with street harassment, and the desire to respond to it effectively, turned her from a self-absorbed apolitical feminist into an active and intersectional one.

Her recently published book, “Making Spaces Safer: A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather,” is an excellent guide for anyone looking to make their community more fun and inclusive. Based on her years of experience empowering people through workshops and trainings, it’s an actionable guide that doesn’t get bogged down in theory. Shawna has seen first hand that most people want to do the right thing, they just need to know how to do it. She loves being part of that learning process for both groups and individuals, online or off.