This roundtable hopes to provide inspiration and guidance through personal narratives on lessons learned overcoming or coping with either life-long challenges or sudden life-altering issues. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, academic or sexual harassment, mental or physical health, or personal loss. The goal is to present cathartic stories illustrating inextinguishable human qualities that will stimulate audience dialogue. Proposals should specify the nature of their challenge and insights gained while working through it.
Personal stories relating to a wide range of adverse issues will be presented in short readings of less than 10 minutes each followed by dialogue between the presenters and audience.