our storytellers

our storytellers

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Patricia Ashanti

Patricia Ashanti is the Founder and CEO of Delta Circles.  She is currently a candidate…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Ateca Foreman

Ateca Foreman has always been a goal maker, but more importantly, a goal accomplisher. In…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Hannah McCollester

Hannah McCollester is a proud Arkansas transplant. She moved to Stuttgart in 2009 to teach…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Chauncey Holloman Pettis

Chauncey Holloman Pettis is the CEO of Harlem Lyrics LLC and the Arkansas Women’s Business…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson, Author “Love Yourself First” “Love Yourself First” is Stephanie’s debut novel. She is…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Reyna Marquez

Reyna Marquez is an active organizer based in Little Rock, AR. She’s currently a volunteer…

Storyteller, Striving Forward

Teneicia Roundtree

Teneicia Roundtree, raised in Jonesboro Arkansas, was an only child to her mother Linda Talley….

Our House: Resilience, Storyteller

Lauren Straub

My name is Lauren Straub and my calling in this life is to follow God,…

Our House: Resilience, Storyteller

Ruthie Hokans

Ruthie has been a case manager in the homelessness prevention program (CAFSI) at Our House…

Scary Stories, Storyteller

Andrew Vaught

Andrew Vaught is the Hendrix Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts at Hendrix College. He…

Me Too, Storyteller

Bailey Gambill

Bailey is an Arkansas native with an adventurous spirit. She completed her B.A. in English Literature from Arkansas State University and her Master’s in Public Administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has used her story to help women in Asia escape sex trafficking,…

Me Too, Storyteller

Darnell Rice

Mr. Darnell L. Rice is a Native of St. Louis, Mo. By way of Pine Bluff Arkansas. Mr. Rice is a Proud Alumni of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Science and a Master’s Degree in…

Me Too, Storyteller

Deana Williams

Deana Williams, reared in the Delta, is the second of six children born to James…

Storyteller, The Art of Failure

Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

I am the founder of Aptus Financial. I hold an MPP from Harvard University and…

Me Too, Storyteller

Emily Loker

Emily Loker moved to Little Rock from Maine to attend the Clinton School of Public…

Me Too, Storyteller

Jessica Mashburn

Jessica Mashburn was born and raised in the Little Rock area and graduated from UALR in 2009 with a bachelor’s in sociology. She is currently working on her master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She is a passionate advocate for disability rights, women’s rights, and the LGBTQ community….

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