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Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


STORY ABSTRACT
 


NAME OF THE STORYTELLER:

 BARBARA LEOS


TITLE OF THE STORY:

OVERCOMING THE RIVER


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL:

Original story


TALETYPE:

Personal story


STORY RATING:

Young Adults/Adults


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY OF THE STORY:

Born in 1923, Reyna (pronounced Ray-na) was forced to move to a country that she did not accept as her own, learn a language she had never spoken, and at the age of 7 find a job to help support her family.  This story is about my grandmother who would not accept “no” as an answer and how her defiance created a beautiful world of opportunity and love for her family.  My story will celebrate how one remarkable woman overcame a river to save her family and offer hope to the generations of women that not only would follow, but that she would help raise.


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