My story from WGBH Boston's Stories From The Stage was chosen for their World Channel nationally syndicated T.V. episode on November 4th, 2019!
Stories From The Stage Episode 301 What We Wear: Putting on, or taking something off, is not about the clothes itself but how they represent who you are. Nina Lesiga takes a leap and joins NYC's No Pants Subway Ride; as a new immigrant, Sufian Zhemukhov learns that culture shock extends even to footwear; and after her son finds an expensive necklace, Isabel Stover faces a moral dilemma. Three storytellers, three interpretations of WHAT WE WEAR hosted by Wes Hazard.
How To Watch: Stories From The Stage WHAT WE WEAR.
A while ago I thought I'd try my hand at Live Storytelling, something I'd always been curious about. I went to my very first Massmouth Story Slam, and decided to go for it: I threw my name in the hat, got up, told a story, and bam! I WON Audience Choice Award for that evening!! I was immediately entered in to the Audience Choice Semi Finals, which is when the winners from the year share their winning true-life stories for the chance to advance to Massmouth's storytelling finals: The Big Mouth Off! Well, guess what happened? I actually went through to the final round and had the chance to share my story onstage at this, the 10th anniversary Big Mouth Off event! One of the photos above shows me up on stage when Massmouth director, Cheryl Hamilton read off the winners - it felt just like at the Oscars. Although I did not win the final round it was an incredible, fun experience and I am proud to be a part of the Boston storytelling community.