No big deal, just hosted the opening keynote address for SXSWEDU for 2400 attendees and 15,000 Facebook live viewers. Didn't freak out at all.
Besides other things I do, I'm also the Story Editor for the amazing Panoply podcast Family Ghosts. We feature a different person each episode who investigates something in their family's history-- a secret, a mistake, a grief, a mystery. It's hosted by Sam Dingman, who's charming and thoughtful about his own family history (he does two episodes himself in the first season). I did my own episode, which is actually the most honest storytelling I've ever done. It's about my grandmother's survival in Auschwitz, growing up in the shadow of her story, and grappling with my own life choices. (Believe it or not, there are funny parts.) You can listen to it here, and look out for season two coming this fall.
The Moth's All City Program was featured by Columbia University's EdLab, on their "Seen in NY" series! This video features SEVERAL of my absolute favorite humans and the best way to spend Saturdays I've ever known. Check it out below and tell me what you think! If you or someone you know wants to join The Moth's All City team, they can do it here.
Talking to Josue Cardona was one of the unexpected delights of this past winter. We nerded out over storytelling and therapy in the lovely cafe at the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. You can listen in on our whole conversation, and learn more about this awesome podcast, here.
Guess what? "The Secret Life of Your Third Grade Teacher" has been accepted into the NYC International Fringe this summer! I'm not sure of the dates yet but if you would like to stay updated, sign up for my mailing list here.
I am thrilled to announce the first-ever telling of my new solo show, about teaching and love. It's this Friday, December 11th at 7 pm, as part of The Tank Theater's SOLOWeek Festival. You can get tickets and information here! I hope to see you there-- I am so excited and also terrified, and that's a pretty good place to be 3 days before a show.
Check out what happens with high school and The Moth. It's my favorite.
I just wanted to share a way I've been telling stories lately that has been really meaningful for me. Click here to read a short piece about it...