Video: My Tiger Mom

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Video: “My Tiger Mom,” presented at Arc Light Stories on Feb. 8

One of my goals for 2014 is to sharpen my storytelling skills. I’m well-practiced at public speaking, but my stories need work.

I took the opportunity earlier this year to participate in Arc Light Stories, a recurring event featuring amateur storytellers in Birmingham. The theme for Feb. 8 was “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Stories About Influence.”

I talked about the impact my father has had on my life and my career in a 10-minute story called “My Tiger Mom.”

This Saturday, I’ll be on the lineup again for Arc Light Stories’ event, “Spooked: Stories About Fear.” It starts at 7 p.m. at Urban Standard, 2320 Second Ave. N., downtown [map]. Tickets are $5 at the door. (The last few events have sold out, so arrive by 6:30 to get your seat.)

My story will be about how I’ve escaped death by fire at home. Twice.

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Audio: “My Tiger Mom”

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