Upcoming SheSpeaks

This speaking series is designed to celebrate and honor women – our power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance. Each evening will have the same theme, but will feature ten different women 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.

One Juicy Theme, Two Amazing Nights, Ten Brave Women

SheSpeaks 2018 = “Sovereign” 12.7 + 12.8

New to SheSpeaks? This will be the 9th running of my live storytelling event, and will feature ten different women over the course of two different evenings. Each evening will be organized around the same theme, Sovereign, and I will serve as the emcee for both of them, doing my best to weave my own stories among my speakers featured that evening in service of illuminating our theme.

The women joining me up on stage each night are not professional storytellers, nor did they pitch an idea to me or audition for the part. In fact, most of them didn’t see me coming when I invited them. These are women who inspire and intrigue me—some I know personally, and some are completely new to me. But all of these women share one common thing: a feeling that now is the time to take the stage (even if they have no earthly clue what they’ll say up there at first…). Simply put: I want to hear the story that wants to be told through them, and I’m fairly certain I’m not alone. And therein lies the magic of SheSpeaks:

The stories told these two nights are not buffed and polished and rehearsed. They are messy and often unfinished, making them deliciously human and relatable. Photo credit: Ginger Soul PhotographySo join us this winter —for one night or for both—as we fill up the beautiful space of One Longfellow Square for two luscious nights in Portland with our big, beautiful and unapologetic energy.  Witness the power of stories told and lived. Be a part of it by catching what’s served up on stage that night, and I promise you will leave with some powerful energy, inspirational brew, and serendipitous mojo that has come to be the calling card of this event!

Feel free to check out some speakers from past events here. Note: Stories at SheSpeaks are no longer video or audio-taped, what what you see here are from older events held in a much smaller space. 

Winter 2018: Sovereign

Thursday, December 6th & Friday, December 7th, both events begin at 7:00 p.m.

One Longfellow Square
Portland, Maine

Note: Tickets are sold per show, so if you’re interested in attending both nights, please be sure to purchase two tickets.

Ten women will take to the stage with me to share their stories of understanding and accessing their personal power, and will reveal the ways they have (or have not) assumed the throne of their life—having them stand out, be of service, and have impact. 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 “Sovereign.” 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 for each evening is highly encouraged, as space is limited and this event typically sells out!

The ten women of this year’s two SheSpeaks evenings are…

To be announced this fall! Follow me on Instagram for the big reveal!

The Women of Past SheSpeaks

December 2017: Life In The Arena
Elizabeth Walker – The Broken Bits
Adilah Muhammad – Bleeding On The Sheets
Donna Galluzzo – Coming Full Circle
Shay Stewart Bouley – The Person Behind The Person
Marsha Greenberg – Off The Mark
Kimberly Baker Simms – Her Gift To Me

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