For centuries, stories have been used to teach, influence, and inspire. In this class you will discover the power of stories and how they can be used to bring about social justice and create change. You will tap into your own storytelling superpowers to contribute to making the world a better place. You will gain a deep appreciation of your own voice and help create space for others seeking to change the world.
Leslie T. Grover is a writer and activist. Born in the Mississippi Delta, she is a southern writer through and through. Her novella, The Benefits of Eating White Folks, was published by Jaded Ibis Press in April 2022. Most recently, her short story “Pie Crust” appeared in Waxing and Waning Literary Journal’s Blackout Edition. She is managing editor for PushBlack, an organization dedicated to social justice through Black history storytelling. She founded a small nonprofit, Assisi House, that uses the power of storytelling to enact social justice for marginalized communities. Leslie currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her second work, a novel entitled Rootbound is expected to drop later this year.
Leslie is new to The Porch. Welcome!