NOVEMBER 2013 - PRESENT
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One day, as I sat at my cubicle staring into my computer screen the word 'storytelling' caught my eye. "That's something I'm familiar with", I thought to myself. "Why, I don't remember a day without listening to stories from my grandmother." Stories of gods and kings, ogres and humans, aunts and uncles, warriors and scientists. Twenty five years hence, I could recall with great detail not only the contents of the stories and the messages they carried, but everything associated with it: the place I sat at, the smell of the furniture, the colour of the room, my grandmother's voice and expressions...everything came rushing back in a big gush. I was amazed at how this word could trigger a flood of memories in an instant. There had to be some magic!
The year was 2009; my personal life was going through a rough patch and I wanted to break-free. I knew I wanted to do something on my own; something creative, something refreshing, something mad, something that would make a person say, "You're doing what now?" I decided I would become a storyteller. I took lessons from some big names in the field and learnt the nuances of voice, language, and expression. I took refuge in the stories I told and listened to. Storytelling helped heal my wounds and get me going. There was no more looking back.
The more I learnt about the art and science of storytelling, the more I became drawn to it and the more convinced I was about its power as a teaching device. I set up my storytelling company, Ever After Learning in 2013 and turned entrepreneur to help people and businesses connect better with their worlds by harnessing the power of story.
I see my life as a product of the stories that make me and in someone else's story, I see a little bit of myself.
I AM A STORYTELLER.
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APRIL 2013 - PRESENT
Professional Storyteller | Educator | Storytelling Consultant | Entrepreneur
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