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Meet Shandel Love

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shandel Love.

Shandel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I dove into my acting career after graduation from Fashion School at FIDM in Downtown LA, following my Bachelors of Arts degree from UNLV. I began acting in commercials and ads while building the knowledge and confidence of the craft in studies, classes, workshops and with amazing coaches.

“For me, the learning never stops.” “Continual learning is evolving is what life is all about in my perspective.” While acting, in classes, and launching a women’s brand, Shandel Love Collection. I found myself in the midst of soul searching and confusion. However, my intuition or gut as some may say knew to continue doing what I love.

The love and drive for my art gives me the energy to continue through the times that seem hard or unbearable. Times where other opportunities are arising and passing you by, peoples lives and careers are flourishing, and I ‘m struggling just to get a union audition or representatives that take me seriously without hidden motives.

As cliche as it sounds, women are still moving to be taken more seriously and treated equally with respect as a professional in the entertainment, film, and television industry. My first bigger break was when I was cast to play the lead detective in a new series, Roberto released to appear on Amazon and iTunes.

The show is a dramatic comedy encompassing the passion and light-heartedness of a character perfectly. I was also fortunate enough to assist in the writing of the series pitch for the show as well as an original series television series, I began writing at developing simultaneously set to be released soon. Through my creative endeavors both acting, writing, producing, and designing, I came to a place in my brand where I was finding I wanted to expand both personally and professionally.

Which is exactly what I did. Then bloomed the creation of my all natural fragrance, Love L/Orchid Rose. An alcohol-free fragrance oil that is attractive as it is intriguing and subtle. The response and demand for the fragrance are overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The goal of the fragrance is to be in stores locally and worldwide very soon. It is available currently at ShandelLoveCollection.com.

Along with building my personal brand, my biggest undertaking and goal is to not only create and assist in the development and creation of amazing television and film productions and content but is to also inspire more female filmmakers, actresses, writers, and producers to create, make their presence know and stand strong together in equality for what is right and deserving in the entertainment industry and the world!

Has it been a smooth road?
The biggest challenge I have found was developing the strength to preserve through times where work is slow or stagnant. Staying inspired, driven, and happy on the journey from where you are to where you want to be.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Actress, Writer, Producer. Creative Director and Designer of ShandelLoveCollection.com. Creator of the Blog @TheMoxieLa TheMoxieLa.com.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles, California is a wonderful place for creatives, designers, actors, and filmmakers. The tools and resources are within reach, and the environment and energy of the city promotes freedom and creativity. Success is literally amongst you, and it is very inspiring to be in a city with so much history and opportunity.

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