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Twisted Storytellers: The Prequel

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Satori Shakoor, host of WDET’s Twisted Storytellers podcast, shares her tale of redemption after the depths of despair.

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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.

Satori Shakoor /  Host of Twisted Storytellers on WDETThe Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

Satori Shakoor / Host of Twisted Storytellers on WDET


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.


Satori Shakoor, Host, Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

Satori Shakoor is a renowned storyteller and founder of The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers.

societyforstorytelling@gmail.com Follow @twistedtellers

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