Art surrounds Emily Shanny everywhere she goes. From the schools and studios in which she teaches yoga, to the recording studio in Brooklyn where she makes music, down to the notebooks that contain her etchings. More than a hobby, art is a lifestyle for the Northeastern graduate.
When she’s not performing on stage, she’s painting and drawing, and when she’s not doing that, she’s producing, writing, and performing music. But regardless of the form, Shanny uses the craft to raise awareness about her personal journey and issues that matter to her. A number of her songs touch upon the themes of belonging and independence.
“I’m working on utilizing art as the medium to dialogue on social justice and different events that are going on in the world, and utilizing art as a voice for talking about topics that are sometimes more difficult to discuss,” she says.