A few years ago I was invited to do my first Arizona Storytellers Project event . It took place at the FilmBar, it was hosted by Megan Finnerty and featured stories about the holidays. It was a pretty great night full of outstanding stories (Neil Gearns, Mack Duncan and Michelle Cannon all told some fascinating and funny stories that night).
I was nervous as hell, but thanks to a couple of drinks I was able to go up in front of a bunch of strangers and tell a story about that one time where I got choked out by my Dad for Christmas. Don’t worry: it’s a funny story, not a “oh god, all hope is lost!” narrative.