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'''Shawna Kenney''' (born August 4, 1969) is an American author and journalist.
'''Shawna Kenney''' (born August 4, 1969) is an American author and journalist.
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Kenney was born in Auburn, New York. She authored the memoir ''I Was a Teenage Dominatrix'' ([[Last Gasp]]) at the age of 29. The book developed an underground cult following, receiving a Firecracker Alternative Book Award<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.booksense.com/readup/bea2002/firecrackers.jsp#firecracker |title=Indie Next List &#124; IndieBound |publisher=Booksense.com |date= |accessdate=2011-08-14}}</ref> in 2000, with translations published in Italy<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.numagazine.it/phpversion/viewrecensione.php?id=199 |title=[nu&#93; magazine.it |publisher=[nu] magazine.it |date= |accessdate=2011-08-14}}</ref> and the UK. Kenney's personal essays appear in several anthologies, most notably ''Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class'' (Seal Press, edited by [[Michelle Tea]]) and ''Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person'' (edited by Michelle Tea and [[Clint Catalyst]]), in which she wrote about surviving an abusive relationship.
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Kenney was born in Auburn, New York. She authored the memoir ''I Was a Teenage Dominatrix'' ([[Last Gasp]]) at the age of 29. The book developed an underground cult following, receiving a Firecracker Alternative Book Award<ref>[http://www.booksense.com/readup/bea2002/firecrackers.jsp#firecracker Indie Next List &#124; IndieBound] Booksense.com</ref> in 2000, with translations published in Italy<ref>[http://www.numagazine.it/phpversion/viewrecensione.php?id=199 nu magazine.it]</ref> and the UK. Kenney's personal essays appear in several anthologies, most notably ''Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class'' (Seal Press, edited by [[Michelle Tea]]) and ''Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person'' (edited by Michelle Tea and [[Clint Catalyst]]), in which she wrote about surviving an abusive relationship.
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Kenney has covered music and popular culture for numerous magazines including [[Juxtapoz]], Herbivore, SG, AP, [[Transworld Skateboarding]], Heckler Snow & Skate, Slap, [[Metal Hammer]] and Mix Mag UK, among others. She is a regular contributor to Roger Gastman and [[Shepard Fairey]]'s publication [[Swindle Magazine]], with her work spotlighting feminist and countercultural artists.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.shawnakenney.com/ |title=Shawna’s Blog |publisher=Shawnakenney.com |date= |accessdate=2011-08-14}}</ref>
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Kenney has covered music and popular culture for numerous magazines including [[Juxtapoz]], Herbivore, SG, AP, [[Transworld Skateboarding]], Heckler Snow & Skate, Slap, [[Metal Hammer]] and Mix Mag UK, among others. She is a regular contributor to Roger Gastman and [[Shepard Fairey]]'s publication [[Swindle Magazine]], with her work spotlighting feminist and countercultural artists.<ref>[http://www.shawnakenney.com/ Shawna’s Blog] Shawnakenney.com</ref>
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Kenney promoted punk shows at the Safari Club in Washington, DC throughout the late 80s, while writing and publishing DC-area fanzine No Scene Zine.<ref>[http://zinewiki.com/index.php?title=No_Scene_Zine ]{{dead link|date=August 2011}}</ref> She graduated from the [[American University]] in 1995. After moving to Los Angeles, she founded Puppet Terror<ref>[http://www.laweekly.com/music/live-in-la/insane-clone-posse/9861/]{{verify credibility|date=August 2011}}</ref> (featured in [[Spin (magazine)|Spin]] Magazine, May 2001) with authors [[Pleasant Gehman]], [[Iris Berry]], and Clint Catalyst. She also hosted literary events, including a monthly spoken word series entitled The Unhappy Hour at the [[Parlour Club]], which was founded by punk poet/actress [[Lydia Lunch]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2002/mar/28/news/wk-club28 |title=Clubs - Los Angeles Times |publisher=Articles.latimes.com |date=2002-03-28 |accessdate=2011-08-14}}</ref>
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Kenney promoted punk shows at the Safari Club in Washington, DC throughout the late 80s, while writing and publishing DC-area fanzine No Scene Zine.<ref>[http://zinewiki.com/index.php?title=No_Scene_Zine ]</ref> She graduated from the [[American University]] in 1995. After moving to Los Angeles, she founded Puppet Terror<ref>[http://www.laweekly.com/music/live-in-la/insane-clone-posse/9861/]</ref> (featured in [[Spin (magazine)|Spin]] Magazine, May 2001) with authors [[Pleasant Gehman]], [[Iris Berry]], and Clint Catalyst. She also hosted literary events, including a monthly spoken word series entitled The Unhappy Hour at the [[Parlour Club]], which was founded by punk poet/actress [[Lydia Lunch]].<ref>[http://articles.latimes.com/2002/mar/28/news/wk-club28 Clubs - Los Angeles Times]</ref>
Partnering with [[Cara Bruce]], Kenney runs publishing house Pinchback Press. The two also co-edit the ''Shades of Truth'' anthology series.<ref>http://webegirls.com/bee-hive/entertainment/books-entertainment-bee-hive/women-you-should-know-cara-bruce-shawna-kenney</ref>
Partnering with [[Cara Bruce]], Kenney runs publishing house Pinchback Press. The two also co-edit the ''Shades of Truth'' anthology series.<ref>http://webegirls.com/bee-hive/entertainment/books-entertainment-bee-hive/women-you-should-know-cara-bruce-shawna-kenney</ref>
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* [http://www.shawnakenney.com/ shawnakenney.com]
* [http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/interviews/authors/shawna-kenney ChuckPalahniuk.net interview]
* [http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/interviews/authors/shawna-kenney ChuckPalahniuk.net interview]
* [http://www.salon.com/audio/2000/10/10/dominatrix/index.html Salon.com interview]
* [http://www.salon.com/audio/2000/10/10/dominatrix/index.html Salon.com interview]
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* [http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20071021/NEWS/710210335 "A Southern tradition of celebrating the dead strengthens the bonds among the living"] by Shawna Kenney, ''Star News Online'', October 21, 2007
* [http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20071021/NEWS/710210335 "A Southern tradition of celebrating the dead strengthens the bonds among the living"] by Shawna Kenney, ''Star News Online'', October 21, 2007
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