Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen

In her uproarious tale of childbirth et al, Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen deals with a husband stitch gone awry. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her side-splitting #StickTogether story of love and post-procreation nookie.

As a professional Planeteer, Tiana dumpster dives and educates the masses on actions they can take to ensure the longevity of humanity. She loves her partner Bjørn, their son Frederik, brevity, and allergen-free foods. Tiana seeks out humor in every situation and the good in most every person.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Sallie Crotty

In a deeply personal and powerful story, Sallie Crotty confronts mental illness and wins. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her astonishing #StickTogether tale of love and courage.

Educator Sallie Crotty, a fifth-generation Dallasite, is also a passionate writer.  She earned her B.A. from Sewanee and Ed.M. from Harvard. Sallie loves traveling, long walks with friends, attending art events, reading, and choreographing dances to her favorite music. She and her husband, Mark, are parents to Kate and Stephen.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Stacey Megally

In a bittersweet story of childhood friendship, writer Stacey Megally plumbs the depths of being true to oneself. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of mean girls and courage. 

Stacey Megally is a writer, runner, and incurable bookworm. By day, she writes advertising. By night, she writes about everything else, including her life as a recovering violinist and YA fiction evangelist. When she isn’t knee-deep in words or marathon training, she’s hanging out with her smart, funny husband and their two extremely opinionated dogs.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Shelley Miller

In a story spanning decades, humor, and heartbreak, Shelley Miller explores the complexity of love and family. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of velcro, romance, and commitment. 

Back in the olden days, Shelley Miller was a singer/actress in the musical theater. When motherhood beckoned, she put down her microphone and picked up pen and paper. Four kids later, Shelley has stories to share and songs to sing. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati Conservatory.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Monica Berry

Hoping for new friends, when Monica Berry moved to Big D, she tried joining a Scrabble club. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her hilarious #StickTogether tale of two-letter words, bingos, and pancakes. 

Monica Berry was born in upstate New York and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She attended Midwestern Big Ten schools for college and law school, but ended up in Texas. She’s an in-house lawyer who writes in her free time, believes in fairy-tale endings, and eats dessert before dinner whenever possible.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Emma Vrabel

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Emma Vrabel

When 14-year-old Emma Vrabel took the stage, most in the audience likely knew little about albinism. But with courage, verve, and plenty of humor, Emma gave us all a lesson in humanity, her condition, and self-advocacy.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Dawynn Edwards

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Dawynn Edwards

When Dawynn Edwards shared her hilarious and honest tale of seeking fitness and joining a climbing gym, she had everyone in stitches. “I was wearing a spandex tank top with yoga pants, and feeling scantily clad,” Dawynn said. “Forcing the loops of the harness into my crotch meant every nook and cranny of my personhood was on display.”

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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