Story Threads

#PositivelyPowerstories – May 19, 2020 – Episode 7

Powerstories Theatre stages true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide.

Each week we will share 10 submissions or more from our neighbors around the city, country, and globe. Please enjoy all the stories that bring a smile to our faces and joy to our hearts. To send us your own story, visit   to complete our form and upload your own work.

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The Irony of Covid

Story by Loretta Beckmann

I met Paul fifty years ago at a party playing “Twister” with friends from high school. I was immediately attracted to his blonde hair, blue eyes, and boisterous laugh. It was pretty much love at first sight. We were together in high school, got married soon afterward, and eventually had our son Charlie. Our family […]

Story Submitted by Allison Clark

I’ve created a picture of me before and after I found who I really was. The first picture is me before I knew who I was deep down inside and the other picture is me recently feeling better than ever! I’ve submitted this because I want people like me to not be afraid to come out and tell their story like I did I honestly wish I would’ve done it before I really did but I had to do it when I was ready and I want to encourage people to not be scared and they should feel good about themselves and not worry about what other people think or say!!

Story Submitted by Afsaneh Noori

When I was growing up, I loved the summer and played in the sun all day. My skin would tan, the color of mocha. On day, when I was around 5 years old, I overheard a relative say, “Afsaneh, just like her father, is as black as a cockroach.” That made me feel ugly and […]

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Faye Nepon

Supporter of Powerstories

  • Boulder, CO

Story and Video Submitted by Raquel Giorgio

Almost two years ago, I was inspired to start a mini-movement in my hometown of Orlando, FL called #LoveForAll. My goal was to blanket my neighborhood with signs in windows of shops that welcomed people of all nationalities, ethnicities, religions, gender and sexual preference into these places of business. The mini-movement grew and grew and […]

  • Orlando, FL

New Years Eve and Us

Story Submitted by Janice Nepon-Sixt

I was seven and a half months pregnant…I spent the night searching out the window, and finally crying myself to sleep. It was New Year’s Eve. And, my husband had stood me up. It was pretty much down from there. After our son was born, I begged him to do counseling with me, but he […]

Past Director of Girlstories Leadership Theatre and a Powerstories Seek your Story Facilitator

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Dodie Domino


  • Raleigh, NC

Video Submitted by Emily Whittington

  • Nashville, TN

Video Submitted by Lisa Ferlita

  • Tampa, FL

Video Submitted by Michael Silvestri

  • Tampa, FL

Episode 8 – Coming May 26