Mar 22nd, 7:30pm

In honor of National Women's History Month, we'll be telling stories about our personal heroes, and we do believe we've outdone ourselves this time. 


Jenny Forrester has been published in a number of print and online publications, including Seattle’s City Arts Magazine, Nailed Magazine, Hip Mama, The Literary Kitchen, Indiana Review, Portland Review, and Columbia Journal. Her work is included in the Listen to Your Mother anthology published by Putnam. She also curates the Unchaste Reader Series. 


She’s the author of Narrow River, Wide Sky: A Memoir published by Portland’s own Hawthorne Books. She'll be doing a book signing at the ROAR show. 

You can find out more about her here: http://www.jennyforrester.com/


Debra is a social justice advocate, consultant, teacher, intercultural coach, creator of the “IST of an ISM”-an activity in power, privilege, and equity status, and founder of Share The Flame, where she guides individuals and groups through the pathway of growth, development, and change.

She has a BA and MA in Human Development, an MS in Psychology, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration. She is a tenured professor of Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Department Head of Early Childhood Education, and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Clark College. 

You can learn more about her work and passion here:



Sharon “Shay” Knorr is an actor, producer, director, storyteller, singer, playwright, author and collage artist. As a professional actress, she has done TV and radio commercials, corporate videos and film and has been seen on many stages in town with the most famous being the original Portland Cast of Angry Housewives and the popular Hot Flashes the Musical.   She wrote, produced, directed and stared in her one-woman show, Why Can’t I Marry The Cute Beatle, and wrote and directed Portland’s Beloved Drag Performer, Darcelle XV in his one-man show, Just Call Me Darcelle and wrote a book of the same name. 


After falling in love with story telling,  she created a Story Performance Group called Solo Speak, and is producing a monthly series in Portland, called Nevertheless, We Persist- Stories by Women and is working with Veterans to share their experiences on stage.

Find out more here:




Miss Led is a gender queer parent, activist, artist, actor, children's author, and storyteller. They were ejected from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. After making their way through the mountains of Arkansas and barely surviving the beige of Southern California, they found their way to Portland in 2016. They've been inspiring and making us laugh ever since at venues throughout Portland. 


Selena Maestas is healing hearts worldwide, as the founder of the Love YOU More Project.

With a background in the medical, fitness, and wellness fields and personal experience of loss, illness, and people-pleasing, Selena is an insightful and nurturing life coach helping hundreds of people over the last 12 years to heal the most important relationship: the one with themselves.


Selena has a strong background in psychology which has given her an inquisitive lens and a library of experience towards effectively guiding people to make change.


Find out more about Selena and her mission here:



Skye is a high school senior at Fort Vancouver High School. She moved here from Mississippi three years ago. Skye is a daydreaming feminist who believes equality should be a way of life. She hopes to make a difference in the world through her writing. 

She recently published an essay on feminism here:


We are so proud to witness to her public storytelling debut. #TheFutureIsFemale