Updates: DMV Birthday Show, New Song, Lupus Blog, and Andre 3000! / by Shanelle Gabriel

Hey fam!

We are halfway through 2017. Isn't that crazy??! Here's to making the second half better than the first! 

I was in Atlanta over the weekend and was SUPER hyped to hear my Strayer University voiceover on the radio LIVE! Check my cheering self out on IG:https://instagram.com/p/BVPz3UXlMRo. Ha! 

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MY NEW SONG: "PESSIMISTIC"

I've been getting sooo much love! Check out my new song called "Pessimistic" aka Prove Me Wrong produced by the good fellas at JahRockn Productions. Please comment, download, and share! 

https://soundcloud.com/shanellegabriel/prove-me-wrong

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DMV AREA! 
JUNE 19TH - BIRTHDAY SHOW/CELEBRATION  

BUSBOYS & POETS BROOKLAND

On June 19th @ 8pm, I'll be celebrating my birthday early at my feature at Busboys & Poets Brookland  (625 Monroe St NE Washington, DC 20017) at 8:30pm. Hosted by the incomparable Caroline Malachi, we'll be listening to some poems, enjoying some wine, and having a good time celebrating me seeing another year. Let me know if you'll be there. :) 

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NYC Show:
July 2nd - TrapKaraoke: The R&B Edition  @ SOB's

This show sells out weeks in advance! It's 4th of July weekend, so come join me and my band as we headline at TrapKaraoke: The R&B Edition. Sign up to do one of your favorite songs in front of the crunkest crowd. Get tickets at www.trapkaraoke.com 


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BLOG: LEARN HOW I HELPED FURTHER LUPUS RESEARCH FROM MY HOUSE (You can too):

I'm just posted a blog at www.shanellegabriel.com/blog about my experience helping LIFT researchers to develop an at-home blood test people living with lupus can use to monitor their disease activity. It was super easy, and I get to get $75 for completing this study...or I can tell LIFT to donate the $75 to a lupus charity. You can do it too. Learn more by visiting here: bit.ly/LIFTStudy-sg

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LAST WEEK/WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

I was blessed to be in A-T-L last weekend to celebrate my step-dad's birthday. While at a separate event for my sorority, guess who I met... ANDRE 3000! I'm surprised I kept my cool; this man has been a total inspiration to me both lyrically and creatively. It was dope talking to him about his creative process and hearing that I'm not the only one hypercritical of my art. Now I can die a happy woman!

Me and 3 Stacks!

Me and 3 Stacks!

Thanks again for sharing this journey with me. Till next time, 

TAKE CARE!

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Shanelle Gabriel

HBO Def Poet/ Singer/ Activist & Lupus Advocate

www.shanellegabriel.com

www.twitter.com/ShanelleG

www.instagram.com/ShanelleGabriel