Hi! I’m Shanna Loga.
I’m a freelance writer focusing on race, identity, culture, and parenthood.
A decidedly late bloomer, I began my venture into writing at the age of 37. I spent most of the 20s and 30s plagued by self-doubt and deluded by the idea that good writing must come solely from inspiration rather than practice. Fixed versus growth mindset, anyone?
At 36, I had a knock-down, drag-out fight with postpartum depression. The experience cracked me open and forced me to face my demons head-on. I sought therapy for the first time in my life and slowly began rebuilding my sense of self-worth and self-possession.
At first, I started free-form journaling. Inspired by Atomic Habits, I committed to writing at least 300 words a day. After a couple of months, my writing practice grew stronger and I began expanding a few of my journal entries into essays. I sent these essays to a trusted friend, who gave me the support and encouragement to submit them for publication. In June 2020, my first official paid article was published by Introvert, Dear.
Now that I’ve discovered my voice and my love for short-form writing, there’s nothing stopping this train.
I can’t wait to take this journey with you.