In October, I produced my first storytelling show. Pressed: Stories About Getting Your Hair Did was a success! It was so wonderful to provide a space for the women to share their personal hair stories and for Black women to be in community together. There was so much laughter and shared camaraderie.
I had thought about doing a holiday show, but was on the fence because I knew it would be a very quick turnaround and these shows take work!
However, this year has been like no other. I know that 2020 has been challenging for so many people – whether it was a financial situation, an illness issue, of you were dealing with depression and loneliness. People lost jobs and they lost loved ones. People have not been able to hug their parents’ since the last time they saw them not knowing that would be the last time for awhile.
People have been praying and hoping and waiting. We have been working from home and living at work. Ordering packages and groceries. People have been displaced and evicted. People are stressed and overwhelmed, working parents especially.
This year has tested so many of us. Spiritually, mentally, physically.
And so I decided to do a holiday show because we can all use some joy, some merriment, some cheer before we turn the page on 2020.
Please join us on Monday, December 21, at 7 p.m. for LIT: Stories About the Holidays. The show will feature storytellers sharing their favorite holiday memories from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.
And it’s going to be fabulous! The stories are funny and familiar and will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.
You can RSVP here and get the Zoom link emailed to you. The show is free, but we are accepting donations. Proceeds will support our storytellers and a portion will be donated to Black Voters Matter so we can turn Georgia blue! You can make a donation here.
Hope to see you at the show! Happy holidays to you and yours!