Shane'a Thomas
Licensed clinical social worker; adjunct professor, University of Southern California

Shane'a Thomas is a licensed clinical social worker in the Washington metropolitan area, where her goal is to show all people that they have the right to love and be loved without pain or persecution. A proud alumna of Virginia Tech and Howard University, Shane'a currently does intensive office- and home-based therapy work specializing in the area of life transitions, bereavement, depression, women’s issues, and various gender/sexual/alternative lifestyle identities.

Above all, she is proudly living her dream as college professor, teaching for the University of Southern California's School of Social Work's Virtual Academic Center (VAC), shaping people not only as competent social workers but as self-aware humans who are committed to the community.

When she’s not fighting for everyone’s right to exist as they are in the world, Shane'a's favorite modes of self-expression include painting and writing for various blogs and anthologies.