Shannon Marie Diekemper
Known as “Mom” to St. Louis’ homeless, Shannon helps provide hygiene products, clothing, and hot showers to the homeless in town. She works with the Shower To The People truck that provides hot, curbside showers to the many homeless. Shannon also works with Aletheia, an organization that assists prostitutes and other workers in the adult entertainment industry, including to exit the industry, if they so choose. Shannon also works to promote The Color Coded Chef, a color-coded cooking kit that lets individuals with developmental disabilities prepare their own meals.