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An award-winning actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performs in: One Drop of LoveOne Drop travels near and far, in the past and present to explore history, family, race, class, justice and love.

Cox DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Acting and Performance in TV, Film and Theater from California State University Los Angeles. She is also a Founding Board Member of MixedRootsStories and serves on the boards of Project Greenlight Digital Studios and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Read some of Fanshen’s recently published articles:

Washington Post’s The Lily: How I Came to Accept My Hard-to-Pronounce Name

Blavity.com Why We Need to Know the Story of Whiteness

Shondaland.com The Problem With Football is Not Colin Kaepernick

Girl Mob Love, Alone, Will Not Dismantle Racism