Upcoming SheSpeaks

This speaking series is designed to celebrate and honor women – our power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance. Each of these evening events has a distinct theme and hand-selected speakers whose short talks will inspire, inform, and create a space for something new to emerge – an awareness, an idea, an appreciation, a connection, a commitment.

SheSpeaks returned to the stage in 2016 after two-year hiatus while I wrote and released my book, Unscripted: A Woman’s Living Prayer —this time at a new ROCKING venue at One Longfellow Square—and was once again met with a sold-out crowd and a roaringly enthusiastic audience. Thank you to all who came out to be a part of this event and “caught” our stories that night—your presence made that event matter, and I am still hearing the ripple effects it created.

Did you miss out? Kicking yourself that you didn’t get a ticket? Get out ahead of it this year! Mark your calendar for the next SheSpeaks coming up this winter and check back here for tickets to go on sale this fall. In the meantime, feel free to check out some speakers from past events here.

Winter 2017: The Arena

Thursday, December 7th, 7:00 p.m.

One Longfellow Square
Portland, Maine

Plan ahead and save the date for this amazing night of women’s storytelling. Six women will take to the stage with me to share their stories of stepping into, standing out in, and making their way in arena of life. They’ll touch upon their glowing moments, hot messes of nasty, and varied experiences of courage, vulnerability, and rising to the occasion—and why all that is necessary and worth it to create the life they want for themselves, and change they want for our world.

The women of this SheSpeaks will offer perspective, inspiration and some good food for thought along with a few laughs. I will be the emcee of this event and will be weaving together their stories in the context of the topic of “The Arena.” You will get to catch us.

Join us that night and together we will rock this town. I promise you that.

And yes, men are more than welcome to attend this event! While it is an event to honor and celebrate women, the stories told this evening will be appreciated by and relevant to men and women alike.

There will be a cash bar that offers beer, wine and local baked treats. There will be a brief intermission after the fourth speaker before continuing on with the second half. Buying advance tickets is encouraged, as space is limited and this event typically sells out!

Stay tuned here as the women of this SheSpeaks are revealed…

They’ll be here soon…

The Women of Past SheSpeaks

December 2016: A Living Prayer 
EJ Lab – I Am The And
Lisa Whited – Doubling Up
Noel Gallagher – A Stew of Shame
Jeanne Handy – Our Bodies Are Holy
Pamela Otunnu – A Stand For Why
Molly Simmons – Liminal Living

May 2014: Sourcing 
Susan Fekety – The Wing Flapping Stage
Kate Davis – The Strategy of Magic
Charlotte Bacon – The Alchemy of Anger
Erin Oldham – The Courage To Hold My Heart
Donna Desilets – Salty Tears, Salty Sea

December 2013: Harbinger
Johnna Major – Breaking Free From My Fortress
Molly Tarleton – Moving Into Fluid
Molly Simmons – The People At My Table
Becky Carpenter – Saying What I Do Believe
Shannon Bryan – Getting Ready For My Shit Show

May 2013: Rebel Yell
Pam Erickson – Finding My Inner Helga
Shannara Gillman – Being a Badass For Good
Noel Gallagher – Calling The Dogs Home
Erica Labb – Packaging My Truth In Love
Josephina Gasca – Bigger Than I Think I Am

December 2012: Mojo Risin’
Mish Morgenstern: An Antidote to Impatience
Denise Jay: Finding My Faith When the Dock Is Shaking
Katy Park: Taking Up A Shitload of Space
Danielle Madore: Choosing Not To Dance
Elizabeth DeSwarte: From Tragic to Magic

April 2012: Rites of Passage
Jen Cohen: The Pressure From A Grain Of Sand
Donna Galluzzo: Letting Go Into Love
Jeanne Handy: It’s Not Always Pretty
Jeanne Thompson: The Force Within Me
Ellen Murphy: Being True To The Process

October 2012: Honoring
Jessica Esch – The Journey To Asking
Shay Stewart Bouley -Letting It Rip
Monique Barrett – The Power of Unlocking Ourselves
Lee Farrington – Life On A Curve
Karen Wyman – Free-Falling Into The Unknown