Meet Shanelle Genai


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Shanelle Genai is a Freelance Features writer currently living & working in Orlando, Fla. Developing a love and a knack for personal profiles, Shanelle has made her mark as creative speaking to some of the most influential people across the entertainment industry. She is passionate about authentic story-telling and highlighting both the best and truest versions of those she interviews. Originally heralding from her home-state of Arkansas, she has written and for several outlets including Blavity, Shadow & Act, Bleu Magazine, and xoNecole. She has also been quoted in Variety, CNN, The New York Post, Hello Giggles, Bossip, and The YBF. Currently, she serves as a Celebrity Features Writer for xoNecole, a digital lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering and inspiring women of color through both editorial and social content.


In her spare time, she enjoys long walks down Sephora aisles, helping other freelance writers gain their footing, and indulging & conversing about TV shows and movies that push the culture forward.

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