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Identity Crisis x 10

At last night’s Slam, ten storytellers put the spotlight on their inner turmoil and shared 5-minute true stories on the theme “Identity Crisis.”

Two storytellers, Katie and Hillary slammed it neck to neck into a final “Story Off” tie breaker.

Katie’s tough stuff. She’s one of 15 women in the country who plays wheelchair rugby. She’s even played with guys from the movie, Murderball. Hear about how Katie discovered pride, team spirit, and respect while traveling with her wheelchair rugby team to a tournament in Jacksonville, Florida in the video of her performance below.

Check out what our friends at Philebrity had to say about Katie’s story.

Hillary has been establishing strict rules for herself since she was nine-years-old. Including never watching a Kevin Cosner movie, not saying “yes” to a single square dancing date, and not drinking alcohol. She’s only broken one of these rules a handful of times. Which one did a certain (boy)friend inspire her to break? Find out in the video below.

In the tie break, Katie emerged the overall winner, but I have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Hillary!

Congratulations Katie! Special thanks to all of our storytellers. Stay tuned for the video of Katie and Hillary’s “Story Off” tie breaker and stories about eight other identity crises coming soon to the First Person Arts YouTube channel.

Winning Storyteller, Katie – “Identity Crisis” StorySlam

Storyteller, Hillary -“Identity Crisis” StorySlam

Join us Next Time:
Tuesday, April 24th
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Location: L’Etage (6th and Bainbride Streets)
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  • Date: April 18, 2019
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  • Venue: Interact Community Center
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