Lives in Atlanta, with her husband and their two children. Shondia is the Executive Director of BOLDANDBREASTLESS, Inc. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, the late Eva and Levan McFadden in Timmonsville, South Carolina. Shondia has traveled all over the world with her husband, who is a Major, in the Army. Shondia earned a bachelors of science degree in 1997, in Child and Family Development, from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She earned a masters degree in 1998, in Human Resources Development, from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. A former elementary school teacher, Shondia was diagnosed with breast cancer December 23, 2010 and had a bilateral mastectomy, February 11, 2011. She is very passionate about inspiring and motivating men and women that have been affected by breast cancer. Shondia is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Shondia is the Georgia State Coordinator, for the Delta Sigma Theta/American Cancer Society partnership. She’s a board member, of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. Shondia is a LIFE member, of the National Council of Negro Women. A documentary of Shondia’s journey premiered at the Black Women’s Agenda Luncheon, at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus. GE sponsoredShondia for their 2011 War on Cancer Campaign. Shondia was the Keynote Speaker, at the 2012 James E. Clyburn Research Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Luncheon. Additionally, Shondia spoke at the 2012 Sixth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities. Essence.com, Yahoo News, BET.com and the Huffington Post have done articles on Shondia. In October of 2012, she made an appearance on the Michael Baisden show. FOX 5 Atlanta has featured Shondia in several of its news segments. Her motto is, “I scared the hell out of cancer, so it took my breasts and left!”
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