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Hey, I'm Shelly!

Chicago, Illinois

I'm a Chicago-based writer, scholar and humorist. I am the founder and Executive Director of Quare Square Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit for queer artists of color. I am also the creator of DapperVista, a culture and lifestyle blog that explores travel, food, and events through a dapper queer lens.

Check out my page M Shelly Conner

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

Quare Life

Chicago Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After a failed marriage proposal, a 30-something, Black lesbian finds herself unengaged, unemployed and relies on friends for support.

103%

This project got the green light!

Streetlights

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Fantasy

A runaway 10-year-old kid meets a troubled teenager and street performer who teaches him some truths about life and survival in the streets.

89%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

THOSE PEOPLE: A Love Story

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Romance

Taylor and Mehran meet, and fall in love despite their cultural differences, but their bliss is threatened when family tensions escalate.

105%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

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