Erin Mahone is a storyteller, author, mental health advocate, and producer. Her first book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity will be released in January 2018. Erin is the founder of #IfYouCouldSeeMe: Stories for Change; the creator of the one-woman show It Runs in the Family, and works with individuals and organizations to help them learn to tell their stories; an act she believes has the power to end stigma and create a more just world. She is a recent TEDx presenter. Learn more about Erin at www.ifyoucouldseeme.com
Workshops + Series
6 Thursday Evenings from 7pm-9pm
July 11, 18 & 25, Aug 1, 8 & 22 from 7-9pm
Showcase: Aug 29, 7-9pm
The most empowering thing a person can do is to reclaim the story of their life. We carry shame and fear that the world will discover the truth - we've experienced pain, we've made mistakes, we are faking it a lot of the time. The truth is that none of us are born with an instruction manual and NO ONE knows what the hell they are doing.
If you have decided you want to stop hiding, stop pretending, and take back your power then ReStory is your gateway.
In this series you will:
Learn to tell a great story; to find humor, lessons, and meaning in the challenging experiences of your life. You will connect with other creative people and a nurturing instructor in a safe environment. At the end you will stand-up to share your unique and important perspective with your classmates and invited guests. Each participant will prepare a 5 minute piece to be shared at the final performance.
Your story belongs to you. It has the power to change the world. Learn to tell it in a way that makes you feel proud of who you are and of all you've overcome.
About the Teacher
“The opportunity to be a part of Erin’s ReStory class was extraordinary. Erin has a unique way of helping to bring forth pieces of yourself that have laid dormant for years. Her genuine care and enthusiasm creates an environment that welcomes all perspectives and stories. Her class is a true gift to self.”
— PATRICIA EDINBORO
“ReStory is a wonderful class. Erin is an amazing teacher. She has guided me in a nurturing and caring manner to craft the stories of my life in a humorous and interesting way. I feel empowered to reclaim and blossom into my true self. ”
— DEB MACKAY
““In Erin’s writing class, we share our musings and stories in a safe, supportive environment. We laugh, we cry, we make new friends and we benefit from each others’ struggles, challenges and joys in life. This particular process of writing offers new insights and deep healing from past personal experiences. I highly recommend this class!”
— FONTAINE WILLIAMSON
“reat program, encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and tell about experiences that shaped your life. Erin creates a safe, warm space in the class that honors the value of each participant. Very positive experience.”
— RAY RYAN
“With the encouragement of others, I’ve been able to move forward. I’m working hard to resume a “normal” life. These wonderful ladies helped me and I am grateful. A huge thank you especially to Erin Lessin Mahone who welcomed and made me feel safe. She provided the positive & accepting environment in which I could open up share my inner thoughts, fears, pain and joy. She encouraged me to share my stories despite my deep embarrassment of my current state of abilities.
I’m so grateful for the experience. I’ll look forward to another opportunity in the fall to grow and learn within the Re-Story structure and most importantly work with a wonderful non-judgmental group.”
— DONNA EDWARDS