With more than 20 years in the Literary, Performing, and Cosmetic Arts, Sheena-Maria leverages multiple gifts to inspire change, educate through the arts, and empower others to embrace their beauty and inner gifts. As a Literary & Performing Artist, Sheena-Maria has shared stages with prominent writers, civil rights activists, and artists such as KRS-ONE, Dr. Nikki Giovanni, Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Dr. Ian Smith, and Terry McMillan. A lover of poetry, Sheena-Maria has authored five compilations of poems, published two entitled: “Ink Running Through My Veins” (2008) and "Sheenisms : A Collection of Poems on Life, Love, Heartbreak & Redemption" (2020). She is also the author of a devotional, guided journal, “Paint The Day Beautiful: A Guide To Virtuous Living”. In addition to writing, Sheena-Maria has starred in television, independent films and stage productions in the Southeast over the past 15 years.
Sheena-Maria has a deep appreciation for the aesthetics of life. Always compelled to see the beauty in people and situations, she leverages this gift as a working Makeup Artist & Beauty Educator for women who are on a path of self-love & edification. Sheena-Maria uses makeup as a tool to connect with others--whether it be the general public or TV/Film actors--and empowers them to put their "best face forward".