Story Showcase

October 16th, 2020

Join us for a full day of epic story sharing!  Watch and listen to incredible humans who are sharing a piece of their journey in hopes to spark hope, reflection, and curiosity.  


Cost:  Donation of your choice


All proceeds go to PDX Women of Color



Join from Anywhere

Access through our virtual platform from anywhere.  No pants necessary.

Feel Good

All proceeds from this full-day event go to benefit an incredible organization, PDX Women of Color.

Be Inspired

Stories are the foundation for connection and change.  We need story right now more than ever.

Learn More about PDX Women of Color

PDX Women of Color is a squad of visionaries creating meaningful experiences for the self-expression of black & brown women to be inspired to grow personally + thrive professionally.

The Agenda

Friday, October 16th

Times are in PST and each story is around 18 minutes long followed by around 12 minutes of live Q&A with the speaker.

9-9:30am Opening by Rachel O'Rourke

Break 9:30-10


10-10:30am:  Stacy Yardley

​Break 10:30-11


11-11:30am:  Melissa Pierce

​Break 11:30-12


12-12:30pm:  Kyria McGill

​Break 12:30-1


1-1:30pm:  Mikki Proffitt 

​Break 1:30-2


2-2:30pm: James Wood

Break 2:30-3


3-3:30pm:  Leslie Abrams

​Break 3:30-4


4-4:40pm Moniquea, Blaire, Karen from PDX Women of Color


4:40-5pm Closing Words from Rachel O'Rourke


Here are the the women (and men!) behind the mic for this inspiring day of stories. 

Stacy Yardley

Journey of a Showgirl: A Search for the Greatest Love on Earth.

James Wood

Learning the language of Lament:  A recovering pastor's story.

Melissa Pierce

Growing through Grief:  We can do hard things.

Mikki Proffitt

Mother of an Addict:  Breaking the Silence, Stigma, & Shame

Leslie Abrams

What is the purpose?:  My journey from lost to truly living.

Karen, Blaire, Moniquea

2020 Ain't Cancelled

Kyria McGill

Inside the mind of a "dream killler".

Rachel O'Rourke