VoiceStory Live is a platform created to provide a safe, positive space where any adult, regardless of age, gender, ability, race or sexual orientation, can share a moment of their lives and inspire others.
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!
In 2019 we changed venues and VoiceStory Live is now happening at The Vancouver East Cultural Center aka “The Cultch”.
You can purchase tickets to any of our upcoming shows via The Cultch online box office.
The next show is May 13 @ The Cultch!
After Alison spoke at My Story Mondays someone reached out to her and shared his story on her radio show. At some point during the conversation she realized that she had bought into beliefs about men and women. “I had not been holding men in high regard because of the beliefs I adopted without my permission. I got mad and then curious.”
Join us on May 13 as Alison will open the conversation that when we get curious we get to fully explore our beliefs, where they come from and if they are even ours or done with our permission.
Tien Neo Eamas
“Opening the realm of Wonder and Magick… that our experience of life dramatically shifts, and new realms open because of consciously choosing to approach any situation from a place of curiosity!”
Join us on May 13 as Tien shares with us various points in his life where he chose curiosity as a way to look at his circumstances. He describes what becomes available, what opens up as a result of choosing to come from that place, rather than from a place of fear, cautiousness, past opinions and judgement.
Through generational conditioning, Vanessa’s understanding for what a woman represented was flawed and by acting out the opposite of that representation, she became exactly what she feared. Silence and suffering was her existence until she experienced how it manifested in her reality. This is her claim to the strength in her femininity.
On May 13 Vanessa shares her realization that accountability begins with yourself, if you are accountable for your voice being heard, you can in turn hold others accountable for their voice. That the power of femininity is about claiming the truth of who we are as humans, and it’s about standing for something, not against something.
Daniel followed his curiosity over the course of his life which was filled with challenges and suffering, eventually finding his way towards truth and authenticity. Now he realizes curiosity has been one of the greatest gifts he allowed himself to explore as he continues to free myself from all that he wants to be free of.
On May 13 Daniel shares his experience to open your mind, be curious and to try something different. “If a belief or POV is causing you to suffer, be curious as to whether it’s necessary to keep holding onto that perspective. Curiosity leads to exploration, creativity, and imagination… all the ingredients needed to create the life you truly desire.”
While living in LA, a personal trauma interrupted the height of Chaplyn’s performance career. She lost her husband and her home, then fled to Vancouver where she experienced major depression and PTSD. After 9 months of suicidal ideation, she discovered a piece of brain science that sparked curiosity. A mental reprogramming experiment restored her artistic career and well-being.
On May 13 come experience Chaplyn’s story as she shares that you don’t have to stay broken, as the possibility of healing lives in curiosity and willingness. “There is no prescribed fix to fit each person’s unique journey! We can be self-scientists uncovering the mysteries within our own minds and hearts.”
Peg got into and out of an abusive relationship, then while healing she became curious about her situation, the circumstances and asked herself “What if…”
What if there was education about this in all the schools?
What if we created a media campaign to bring awareness to this issue?
What if I wanted to do something about this?
On May 13 come experience her story, as Peg shares her encounter with domestic violence and how secrets can be poisonous.
Winston, sorry it has taken so long to respond.
I wasn’t really able to convey the overwhelming feeling I got from the VoiceStory tribe on Monday. This past weekend I had a lady tell me they bought pens from a middle school that were basically the same as what I had and I suppose from a practicality standpoint, they are. But so is a bic. What I wanted to ask her was to thank me for subsidizing the kids project through my municipal taxes but alas I took the slightly higher road although I traveled it at a very slow pace.
Then came Monday night. A group of people who understood the symbolism. No explanation was needed, no justification was needed, there was just a basic understanding that the pens were more than pens.
After I loaded the van and got in, I had a moment. The times you have asked yourself why you do what you do are times I have also had. Then there are reminders, they come as events like VoiceStory or couples wanting to have a pen with heart and meaning that are made from a place of love. A comfortable space where you can tell your story and a space where those that listen to that story can understand and even relate. You offer a place where people from all walks can connect on a human level and that is more important than ever. Thank you!
– Trevor Neuman
I spoke at VoiceStory because I thought it was a cool concept. I had no idea the impact it was going to have. After speaking I was contact by several people wanting to talk about their experience with the Metoo movement and personal accountability.
One of these people agreed to be a guest on my radio show and he spoke about how he was raped. For me it was a pivotal moment because it cast a light on the fact that up until that point, while I thought I was enlightened when it came to gender issues, I had been discounting the male experience. It’s changed everything.
I have since taken steps to create a mypart movement and a course around personal accountability. None of this would have happened without having stepped on the VoiceStory stage.
– Alison Donaghey