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Our next Speak Up storytelling event is on Saturday, May 17th at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The show begins promptly at 8:00 PM.

There are still some tickets available, though we are expecting a sell out, so purchase them now before it’s too late. Tickets available here.

This week we introduce the storytellers who you will be hearing from on Saturday night. Hope to see you there!

Risa Sugarman is a West Hartford transplant via Boston and New York City. She loves writing and has published articles on and on her own blog: She’s also been published on the Huffington Post. Risa is very open about her struggle with depression and has a passion for combating the stigma of mental illness.

She has a BA in sociology from Columbia University and an MSW from Fordham University. Her past includes working with children in clinical settings as well as writing curricula and conducting trainings. She lives in West Hartford with her wonderful husband and her sparkly daughter.


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