This last story of Season 1 of Twisted Storytellers comes from our host, Satori Shakoor. Before she founded The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, she was in a deep funk. She was crawling back from the devastating grief over the loss of her mother, and then 9 months later, her son. She was living a spare bedroom in her sister’s house, terrified of an uncertain future, and then, the power of storytelling set her on a new course.
“Listening is a generosity. It’s a human kindness. Listening grants being to another’s experience. It’s a service.
Listening is a revolutionary act.
And at the highest level, listening is the possibility of love.”
// Satori Shakoor
While telling her story onstage at the Moth in Boston, Satori ”was struck by the fact that I had never been heard or listened to so profoundly,” she says. ”And when I was finished with my story the audience applauded my struggle and my journey of overcoming.
“And I thought, every single human being on earth should have this experience of being heard and listened to.
“And that’s when I knew — this is what I’m supposed to do. This is my calling, my purpose.”
Twisted Storytellers is a production of WDET Detroit 101.9 FM
Twisted Storytellers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and sponsored by the Henry Ford Health Systems.