Twisted Storytellers: The Leap

Henrietta Ivy embraced community organizing after an encounter with Hilary Clinton.

From the live stage in Detroit to earbuds everywhere, WDET presents Season 2 of the Twisted Storytellers Podcast. The podcast features a diverse cast of Detroit area storytellers who performed live at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to sold-out audiences.  They tell uproariously funny, real-life stories about how our families and diverse cultures shape our experience.

In episode three, Henrietta Ivy tells a story about meeting Hilary Clinton at the Cobo Convention Center in downtown Detroit.

Waiting backstage to meet Secretary Clinton, Ivy receives a disheartening text message from her employer.

“I’m crying. I’m mad, I’m angry,” she says.

“I’m standing there, and it is moments before Hilary Clinton comes in that room to talk to us. I’m trying to pull myself together. She walks into the room. Guess who she talked to first?”

Satori Shakoor

Curated from the wildly popular Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers show, each episode is hosted by Detroit’s Satori Shakoor. Shakoor is the founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers. She is also a former Parliament-Funkadelic singer, stand-up comedian and Moth Mainstage Storyteller. Subscribe to the entire season wherever podcasts are available. Click above to listen.


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Twisted Storytellers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and sponsored by the MGM Grand Detroit.