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June 26, 9:00am • Live Stream • part of a series on Insecure

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To kick off our 2018 events, Amena Brown will be taking the stage, speaking on that hairy topic of ANXIETY.

Amena is a poet, performer, author and changemaker in Atlanta, specializing in spoken word. In her own craft she’s uncovered how past hurts and failures can color the messages you might relay most to yourself. We’re looking forward to her take on this month’s theme and hearing more about her story of self-acceptance.

“You lose the ‘self,’ the inner critic when in flow state. Work masterfully, keep challenged, and that part of your brain will be quieted.” — Chris Wood, Mystery

“Everyday we meet failure. It’s an opportunity for improvement.” — Sid Mashburn, Moments

“There is a time to call it quits, but you guys, this is not it.” — Brett Trapp, Taboo

“My mindset changed from 'Why me?’ to 'Who can this help?’” — Kate Atwood, Beyond

“I decided to fill my soul vs. my bank account.” — William Massey, Serendipity

“Just because I’m different from you doesn’t mean I owe you an explanation for my difference.” — Barry Lee, Survival

“If we’re gonna be serious about this equality thing, not everyone’s gonna like it.” — Cristen Conger, Equality

“Imagination is not for the fainthearted.” — Susan Booth, Genius

“Compassion cannot happen in a vacuum. You need to feel with people, not at them.” — Kitti Murray, Compassion

“Faith is like a door, deep down inside you, that you have to open.” — Kevin Gillespie, Pioneer

Are you coming to our event on Friday? DON’T FORGET TO BRING A BLANKET! We will be outdoors on the grass at Historic Oakland Cemetery, and you MUST bring your own blanket to have a place to sit.

Please bring one (or several!) you no longer need—
Love Beyond Walls will be collecting them for those without during the cold months.

Do you know somebody whose work is steeped in compassion? We’re giving our audience a chance to give us a quick rundown of their (com)passion project on stage this month. Fill out this form for a chance to be featured:

Photo by Connor Dwyer

Just for our lovely ATL attendees: see the Alliance Theatre’s production of romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love for a cool 50% off the regular ticket price. Use code GENIUS50 to redeem this exclusive offer–it expires 8/27, so act quick! (Certain restrictions apply. Offer not valid for some seating sections.)

We are thrilled to work with City Winery at Ponce City Market for our August event. Please park in the designated lots only and pay using the Park. This part of Old Fourth Ward is very accessible via bike, shuttle or the Beltline as well!

Please enter through the upstairs breezeway between Binders and Karoo. Keep an eye out for our helpful volunteer crew to steer you the right way. If you see the registration table and the doors flanked by the large oak barrels, you’re in the right spot.

Find your way to Grace with this handy dandy map! Please only park in these designated areas (Lots B & C). They’re both accessible directly from North Avenue.