Everyday superheroes tell their stories
Every time an Ignite Seattle event comes around we wax a bit about what a treasure this series is.
Back in 2006, a group of volunteers came together to consider the ways we connect, or fail to connect, in these times. They wanted people to hear, see and get to know each other better, through storytelling.
These are not professional storytellers. They are the people all around us finding ways to navigate life in the twenty-first century, just like us. In fact, we are all encouraged to tell our own story.
If you haven’t been introduced to the series, the mission is to “provide a fun and supportive forum for sharing diverse ideas, hearing challenging stories, and building a community of curious and open minded people.”
The list of speakers and talks:
- Friend Of A Foster Child, Karlos Dillard
- How Religion Shaped me as a Scientist, FoSheng Hsu
- I Like Your Shoes, Wanna Be Friends?, Nadine Khoury
- Dying Black, Ashley McGirt
- Why We Should Teach Kids to Write Fiction, Rebecca A. Demarest
- Saving the Planet with your Fork, Mary Purdy
- Urban Wildlife Gardening, Understanding Israel
- Turning orphanages into Creative Hubs, Simon Okelo
- OCD is a Family Affair, Melissa Reaves
- How To See Your Own Perception Bias, Aeva Black
- Does This P-value Make my Lies Look Good?, Josh Jelin
- Confessions of an International Smuggler, Angela Barrus