Upcoming SheSpeaks

shespeaks-graphicThis 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.

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It’s baaaaaack! After taking a two-year hiatus from this running this ever-popular event (insert my heartfelt gratitude here for the love and support!) while I wrote and released my book, Unscripted: A Woman’s Living Prayer, I am happy to finally be returning to the stage in December with a posse of some amazing women to tell their stories! We’ll be in a new venue with a slightly new format, but aside from that you can expect to find the same powerful energy, inspirational brew, and serendipitous mojo that has come to be the calling card of this event!

Never been to a SheSpeaks storytelling event? Feel free to check out some speakers from past events here.

Winter 2016: A Living Prayer

Thursday, December 8th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

One Longfellow Square
Portland, Maine

Tickets are now on sale via One Longfellow Square
$15 advance / $20 at the door day of

shespeaks-laelPlan ahead and save the date for this amazing night of women’s storytelling. Eight women will take to the stage and share their stories about how they choose to show up in their lives, and how that intersects with their deepest desires for change — for themselves and the world. The women of this SheSpeaks will offer perspective, inspiration and some good food for thought along with a few laughs. Lael will be the emcee of this event and will be weaving together the stories in the context of the topic of “A Living Prayer.”

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!

The women of this SheSpeaks are…









The Women of Past SheSpeaks

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