Shanti Das: Silencing The Shame

Season 3, Episode 19,   Oct 15, 2019, 11:00 AM

On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with Music Industry Veteran and Mental Health Advocate, Shanti Das. We discuss turning pain into positivity, staying persistent and the importance of speaking up. 

Shanti is an accomplished entertainment industry veteran, speaker, author, and philanthropist. 

Shanti has worked in the entertainment business for over 25 years. Her music industry career (from intern to Executive Vice President) includes positions at Capitol Records, LaFace Records, Columbia Records, Sony Urban Music and Universal Motown where she worked directly with some of music's top talent like OutKast, Usher, Prince, TLC, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, and more. 

An advocate for many social issues, she started several successful initiatives and events in Atlanta to support the local homeless community and those in underserved areas. As a result of Shanti's community work of the past 8 years, she decided to establish her very own non-profit, The Hip-Hop Professional Foundation, Inc. The foundation is now being rebranded under the name Silence The Shame, the mental health movement that has lead the way since 2016.

Shanti has suffered from depression over the years and has also experienced love ones affected with mental health disorders. The movement has received global awareness and has become a commonly used hashtag to normalize the conversation in America. Shanti's foundation curates community conversations, create content and broadens awareness around mental health and wellness.

She recently self-published her book, Silencing MY Shame. Shanti shares her journey with her own emotional health and wellness of how she turned her pain and struggles into passion to start a global movement! She was also recently named a Top Changemaker in the World (#7 out of 100) by a UK publication called The Big Issue! 

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