The VoiceStory Live platform was created to be an inclusive environment by VoiceStory Foundation founder Winston Yeung. The concept was born from his dysfunctional belief that he needed permission to speak, so he created the VoiceStory Live stage to give people permission to speak without fear of judgement, ridicule or shame. He believes that everyone has a voice and the power contained in their stories can only be unleashed when they are shared.

This event IS NOT about promoting a business, pitching you a product or trying to sign you up for a program.

What it is about is putting away the cell phones, disconnecting from the hustle and taking a moment to be with yourself and others.

It’s all about people telling their authentic stories of facing their fears, overcoming adversity, accomplishing achievements, and experiencing great adventures. People empowering people through storytelling!

VoiceStory Live is held monthly at the PAL Studio Theatre, which is located at 581 Cardero Street in Vancouver, BC.

March 17 – “Addicted to Pain”

pain, addiction, suicidal tendencies, choosing to stay stuck, choosing to numb, escaping, running.

but the root of the Pain itself does not define us, it is what we do in the presence of it that does.

Corey Preston

Bullying created a victim mentality for Corey and addiction to pain which manifested into questionable decisions as he transitioned from his teenage years into adulthood. “I want to explain how easy it is for someone to have any type of emotional abuse and have the exact same circumstances happen, no matter who you are. We are all human and without validation and love, we can all fall down and never get back up.”

We invite you to join us on March 17 as Corey shares that adversity is inevitable and unless we equip ourselves with the necessary tools to cope, and truly love and forgive ourselves for our circumstances, then we will only keep crawling through the bowels of hell alone.

Kimberlea Masters

Kimberlea Masters is a single mom of 3, a survivor and a warrior. She has overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol, domestic violence and has become an advocate for those overcoming the same. She has become the person she needed to see when she was struggling, to show others that change is possible and there is hope in the darkness.

We invite you to join us on March 17 to experience her story, as Kimberlea shares that after leaving an abusive relationship, she promised herself that she would never get trapped in a toxic situation again. Though her journey of healing she found self-confidence, self-esteem and a new life evolved. “In sharing my story I found others beginning to make changes in their lives as a result, and in this way I have found my true purpose.”

Elly Stornebrink

Elly was born a surviving twin and as a result she felt a deep loss and sadness, empty, depressed, and full of hatred growing up. With a strong death wish, she attracted two men who attempted to kill her. Becoming aware of the pattern and victimhood mentality, she changed her life with courage through forgiveness, compassion, self-acceptance after a spiritual awakening and taking numerous self development workshops.

On March 17 Elly shares her story and the importance of learning to accept and love yourself, this includes forgiveness of others AND self. “All of these ingredients combines into a recipe that liberates oneself from a state of powerless victimhood to an empowering victor mentality, and if need-be, with a kick-butt mentality!”

Neil Pretty

When Neil was a boy he learned early on that he could endure a lot. Over time he started to believe that he didn’t deserve anything better, and It wasn’t until much later that he finally understood that he was worth more.

Join us on March 17 as Neil shares his story with us, as to how he learned that a lot of people experience pain in their lives and they don’t understand that they can live a more fulfilled life. “I still struggle, but at least I know it’s there and what it feels like to feel the love that is around me.”

Jill Prescott

After over 20 years in the automotive industry, Jill walked away from it all and it took brain lesions to do so. Why? Because as much as she wanted out, she simply couldn’t see past the identity she had created, then became addicted to, even though it caused tremendous pain.

On March 17 Jill shares her story with us and explains when you get that gut feeling, that inner knowing that something must change but you’re afraid, you must dig deep and follow that intuition. “Sometimes that means living with what feels like an upside down life for a while. However, It WILL be worth it on the other side!”

Eileen Davidson

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March 17 – “Addicted to Pain”

pain, addiction, suicidal tendencies, choosing to stay stuck, choosing to numb, escaping, running.

but the root of the Pain itself does not define us, it is what we do in the presence of it that does.

April 12 – “The Rewards of Perseverance”

 the last breath, the last step, the last phone call – then there was success!
#nevergiveup

May 31, 2020 “Being Selfish Before Selfless”

you need to be selfish and take care of yourself, before you can help others.
#beingselfishisOK

June 21, 2020 “The Failure Lesson”

our greatest lessons come from our biggest failures.
#failure

July 26, 2020 “Blinded By Anxiety”

times & places where anxiety is in control of how you feel & what you believe.
#anxiety