Back in 2013, I attended the first ever Bullish Conference in Miami, Florida. The website described the weekend as “a powerful summit for aspiring entrepreneurs, experts, and gentlewomen.” This conference was founded by Jennifer Dziura, the creator of Get Bullish. I found Jen’s articles at a time when I was torn between looking for a full time job in a field that I could care less about and committing to my career as a freelance teaching artist and performer.
Like millions of other story fans, I was addicted to Season 1 of the podcast Serial . I mean, I’ll pretty much listen to anything that Ira Glass tells me to. But once I heard the first few episodes, I waited anxiously for the following week’s download. For those of you who haven’t heard of this podcast here is the premise as stated on its website:
“Serial tells one story - a true story - over the course of an entire season. Each season, we'll follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. And we won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us.”
Cecily Chapman is a stand-up comedian based in Philadelphia. On her Facebook page she writes: Cecily Alexandria often finds herself asking "why do people say this stuff to me, how did I get here, what the world, and is it just me or is this funeral hilarious?" Take some time and laugh its sometimes better than crying except at church (no always at church). If you're in my area or if I'm in yours you should come out and see me perform.
You can see Cecily perform at this Wednesday's Tell Me A Story: Fight or Flight at Shot Tower Coffee. I asked Cecily a few questions in preparation for the show. Enjoy!