A former spokesperson for Miss Black USA, Inc., Shellie R. Warren is full-time writer and speaker on the term she has coined—"sexual misuse." Shellie has been published in more than three-dozen publications and featured on numerous blogs. Warren, who was named Miss Woman of Color 2002-2003, is also a spoken word artist. In her book, "Inside of Me; A Memoir of Lust, Love, and Redemption" Shellie tells her story of sexual abuse, rape, and severe bouts of depression, and gives voice to the pain, discoveries and triumphs along her journey to healing.