written by Natalie Lee Martin
As a serial entrepreneur and mama of two amazing little beings, Shanell Lamere is empowering women and moms to live the life of their dreams. Shanell owns a commercial cleaning business, is an event videographer, and is the host of a dope podcast called “What She Grows Through!” Her podcast is dedicated to pour into and align with black women on a range of topics from sexuality to self-love. With a degree in both Psychology and Sociology, Shanell decided to leave her career as a family-based clinician for children with various mental health disabilities to start her own business. Today she focuses on building a community that empowers and inspires black women. Her podcast was created to not only use her voice and share her story but as a platform for many other women to share theirs as well.
As a child, Shanell recalls always dressing up and taking pictures. She remembers getting her first professional camera which drastically improved her natural abilities. After watching hours of makeup tutorials on YouTube, she knew her dream of videography was more than just a dream. So she began her own channel and quickly realized how much she enjoyed editing. In an effort to capture every moment of her journey as a new mom she began filming precious moments. “After a while, I realized I could have something here and began to take it seriously and of course a lot in between but now I’m here as a professional event videographer, capturing my clients' moments and turning them into forever films!” says Lamere.
Shanell currently has a new Club on Clubhouse for black women and/or anyone who loves black women looking for a space of empowerment and inspiration. She encourages others to push through that fear. “As long as you have a clear vision of where you want to be, you can and will accomplish all of your goals if you continue to show up.” The future is filled with endless possibilities and Shanelle looks forward to trademarking and expanding her videography business and podcast. You can follow her on IG and FB at What She Grows Through and Shanell Lamere Films as well as her page, Shanell Lamere.