Monday, July 11, 6-7:45 p.m.
REGINA STOOPS is a comedian, writer, award winning storyteller and co-producer of the online storytelling platform, Six Feet Apart Productions. Regina claims to have lived a life filled with so many causes she ran out of room on her bumper and developed her own all encompassing logo. With thought-provoking honesty and humor, Regina talks about life as a gay, Catholic, Democratic, suburban soccer mom who also happens to be a special needs parent and MS warrior. Regina has developed humor as her weapon of choice to help tackle diversity, adversity and suburban chaos. She has done stand-up for many years but recently discovered a love of storytelling and using humor in a narrative format. Her storytelling ability was born from the need to stay one step ahead of her kids’ constant inquiries about Santa, time travel, common core math and what’s for dinner.
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Social time
6:30-7:45 p.m. — Program begins with land acknowledgement and call to action,
followed by featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation
Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQIA+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.
Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.