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Retiring the 'poop emoji' pillow and other Seattle tales at Ignite#39

Bravery meets humor as Seattle community members share their quirky and personal stories in a packed Town Hall Seattle.

Ignite Seattle continues its tradition of giving platform and elevation of diverse stories from the Seattle community. This time around 12 speakers were chosen out of 70 submissions. This events talks ranged from the sordid and nutty history of the poop emoji pillow to a warmhearted transplant bracing the Seattle freeze, creating a full proof high tech cat door and the adventures of a transgender rock band in a rural Washington bar. The atmosphere at these events are often highly energetic, and the crowds are poised to show support to each of the speakers.

The emcee for the event was Nicole Steinbok. It took place on June 6 at Town Hall Seattle.

Please note, some of these talks contain language of an adult nature.

Ignite Seattle #39 – Talk Lineup The list of speakers and talks as follows:

• Ben Hamm 'Cats, Rats and A.I...Oh, My!'

• Susan Fee 'Forgive and Remember: How Forgiveness Really Works'

• Nancy Jensen 'Oh, You're A Mommy Who Wants To Work. How Sweet'

• Evy Haroldson 'Fix, Evy-Thing'

• Christin Boyd 'You Can't Ask A Choking Person For Instructions'

• Sixta Morel 'I'm The Weirdo Who Left The Elevator Note'

• Salome Munyaka 'An Immigrants Battle'

• Leah Scherschel 'Growing Up Un-special'

• Roberto Hoyas 'Retiring My Best Idea: Emoji Pillows'

• Bonnie Toland 'Design For Conflict'

• Kent Godfrey 'Multisensory Music and Autism'

• Ginger Chien 'A Transgender Band Walks Into A Rural Olympic Peninsula Bar'

Listen to the Full Talk below: