Seventeen Thirty-Four represents the street number to my grandparent's home in Mississippi. This is where I spent my summers and each day after school as a child. As an adult, this is where I would go for hot meals, good advice and a lot of love.
My grandfather was an agriculturist, brick mason and home winemaker. It was he who introduced me to the Muscadine grape and port wines, which he made and stored in my playroom at their home.
This project is dedicated to Levanders and Rosie Lee Graham.
Founder + Editor-in-Chief + Travel Consultant
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Shundria was introduced to wine at a young age. It was only after moving to California many years later that she discovered a passion for the industry. She created the blog, Southern Girl in a Wine World in 2012. Since then she has covered many industry events, interviewed winemakers and trade, worked in media relations and written for various online publications. In 2018, Shundria was selected as a fellow for the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Alcorn State University and a Master's degree in Counseling Education from Jackson State University. Shundria is a certified American Wine Expert and currently studying for her French Wine Scholar certification.
Shundria is also a full-time consultant in the healthcare industry, and is a brand ambassador for CRU9 Wines. She is married and a mom to four boys.
FAVORITE PAIRING: Pinot Noir & Margherita Pizza
ONGOING JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Carmen L. Hendrix
Young Writers Internship
Calling all HBCU Juniors and Seniors, majoring in Communications or Journalism, who are interested in writing and reporting experiences in food, travel and wine.
Seventeen Thirty-Four Magazine is looking to give you that opportunity. Put your writing, photography and interviewing skills to the test with the best in food and hospitality, all while gaining college credits and making your resume stand out. Contact for more details.
Carmen L. Hendrix was an author, poet, public speaker and advocate for domestic violence and childhood abuse. She was the founder of Magnolia Babies Publishing, from which she released two novels, When Honeysuckles Fall and Eight Moments. Carmen also spearheaded the release of several other novels from very talented authors.
In 2018, she co-founded SAAVE Me (Sexual Assault Advocates for Victims Everywhere). This organization provides a platform for survivors of sexual assault to tell their stories, while finding the courage to discover their power. Also, in August of 2018, Carmen's book Eight Moments received a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidents Book Awards. Tragically, the following month, Carmen's life was cut short due to domestic violence.
She was a light, an inspiration and a powerful force to everyone who knew her. She leaves with us a legacy of knowledge, truth, empowerment and love.