Be Seen! Explore what this means for you …. “Fully known, fully accepted, fully loved”. We’ll read
stories, make art, even do some body painting. Come and “be seen”!
Saturday, 10:00am | Youth
Have you ever felt the joy of someone who totally “gets you”? It rocks, right? What about the flip side?
Ever felt forced to keep a secret because you didn’t want to know the pain of not being loved? Join our circle! I’ll be sharing some engaging (I promise!) “coming out” stories of folks who are older than you but who are struggling with issues of acceptance similar to you and everyone else. Whether you are gay or straight, young or old, your heart will come alive inside these stores. Best of all we will be drawing on
our art skills to create pictures, word doodles, even body art to illustrate what we are thinking, feeling and sharing. My name is Tio. I can’t wait to lead us on this adventure where our stories and art will intersect, culminating in a collage we’ll display the whole weekend.
Tio Eshleman is nothing if not passionate. From her early years in Pennsylvania to her exploration of the (inside) of a Pasadena mental hospital, she draws on her life as a gay, half-Japanese bipolar gal to create powerful stories of common humanity. Her stories pull you in. They make you giggle, ask you to sit with your tears and help you experience the “Ah…” of reflection. She is a highly-decorated physician and educator, recognized for her ability to connect with her patients and her students. If you don’t catch her in the middle of an operating room story to illustrate the beauty of grit, you’ll find her toodling about Little Rock, Arkansas. She can be found in the evenings relaxing by a backyard campfire with her mother, Setsuko, and with Sammy, her super smart poodle, IHHO.
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