“Struck: Stories of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence” at University of Memphis Student Center Theater
Speaking at chapel service for St Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls.
If a person were to ask God for advice on how to be a storyteller, God would say, You’re barking up the wrong tree. Go ask Elaine Blanchard.
Elaine Blanchard is the most gifted storyteller I have ever known. She has rare talents that she can use to make us laugh or cry or just sit in awed silence. I am grateful that she is using those talents to lead others to deeper awareness and to stronger commitments.
I get the feeling that Elaine has probed the depths of the human experience and has come up bubbling with optimism and hope. I would travel a long way to bask in the wisdom and charm of this most delightful teller of tales and weaver of dreams.
Elaine inspires people to improve their relationships and to build healthy communities. She is always engaging and often life-changing. Funny, friendly, insightful, Elaine’s storytelling sessions have motivated me to become a more trusting and generous person.
“The greatest power of Elaine’s gift comes after the story concludes as the spell she has cast continues to resonate in my heart and mind.