Baltimore’s own Shae McCoy has been consistently blazing platforms and leaving her media footprint within the DMV and beyond. At the ripe age of 22, she founded uncommonrealist.com, a media source positively cultivating the minds of the public in not just the realest way but in a realist way. McCoy’s deep passion for pop culture, the arts, and news has enabled her to expand her brand and be in the same room with the greats. Shae has had the honor of interviewing actors, activists, community leaders, and local politicians. One of the highlights of her career was interviewing Michael B. Jordan, who has starred in The Wire, Fruitvale Station, and Friday Night Lights. Shae McCoy fell in love with words at an early age. She was enamored with their power to move, motivate, and inspire. As a young girl, she wrote personal narratives and short stories. As Shae grew older, she grew fond of journalism and realized that is how she would make her mark on the world. Shae was born a go-getter and has always been determined to win. She continues to channel the spirit of her grandmother and the awesome women in her family. They have shown her what it is to persevere and rise above all and to exhibit humility, grace, and poise. McCoy’s strong attributes have allowed her to secure an internship at the Real News Network, VVC Radio, and Starz 2 Be Talent Agency. In addition, Shae’s blog, Uncommonrealist was nominated for The Inaugural Southern Blogger Impact Awards (2016) and featured on local platforms such as Docs Castle Media, VVC Magazine, Undaground Radar Magazine, and ShamelJones.com. She also writes for her college’s newspaper, The UB Post and has been published as a contributor and a journalist. Shae continues to effectively bring her community together one story at a time. She recently started Coy-Op Photos, a photography brand that caters to various types of photography such as event, people and street. Her journey as a photographer started out as a way to paint a story to go with her articles. As opportunities came her way, Coy-Op Photos was birthed.
Freelance Photography, Freelance Writing