Born and raised in Newburgh, NY Shanda Freeman was destined to do great things! Becoming a young mother at the tender age of 15 did not stop her from believing she would achieve all her dreams!
Beginning her career in HIV/AIDS Services in 1996, Shanda worked as a Case Manager and Counselor for over 8 years. This rewarding and life changing career allowed her to overcome and leave an emotionally and physically abusive first marriage. In helping others she gained the strength to help herself! In 2002, Shanda met and fell in love with the “love of her life” and current husband, Fatman Scoop! In 2007, they created their sex and relationship advice podcast Man and Wife! With a combination of their wit, charm, and life experiences they are able to provide their 5 million plus audience with real and unabashed “love” advice! Man and Wife debut on MTV in 2008!
In branching out on her own, Shanda created Shanda Says! Shanda Says vlogs and advice column offers her audience a place of experience, compassion, enjoyment, and fashion! Shanda has contributed her advice articles to numerous media outlets such as; Essence.com, AOL BlackVoices, The New York Post, and Straight Stuntin Magazine to name a few. She has served as Empowerment Editor at Plus Model Magazine and contributes her Love and Life column at Venus Diva Magazine! Shanda Says vlogs can also be found on HELLO BEAUTIFUL.COM, and MOUTH TO EARS.COM and is currently writing her first book! Shanda has also made a name for herself in the plus size community advocating for women of size to be treated with the love and respect they deserve. She tours the country delivering speaking engagements at different schools and colleges offering young people and women her life story of strength and overcoming obstacles. Her love of fashion will have her branching out and conquering her dream of Clothing Designer and as well! She continues to be an “All or Nothing” woman! For Shanda, there are no limits, only opportunities!!