Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tell Me Pgh: Hard To Love

Through personal stories,
we hope to encourage
understanding + social change.

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation + Bricolage Production Company presented a new storytelling series, Tell Me Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM.

Their first event was entitled 'Hard to Love: Stories of Struggle in Pittsburgh'. Storytellers shared their stories of why Pittsburgh can be hard to love. The audience was invited to share their ideas on how we as a community can overcome these struggles.

I had the honor of sharing a little bit of my story with depression, suicide, anxiety + the damages that fierce gang caused to my career, my relationships + my self-esteem.

Most importantly, I shared how all those negatives can be repurposed + transformed into useful positives as I embark on this journey to be a voice for those who do not have a voice... specifically to dispel the myths + misconceptions of mental illness.

The fine folks at Pgh Foundation recorded my story. I'm thrilled to share it with you. Check it out + feel free to send me an email or post to the comments if you are interested in sharing your story.

Silence broken!

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