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Rewriting Our Stories with Meghann Perry
In this candid conversation our podcast host, Dr. Tiffany Wynn, speaks with storyteller, recovery coach and recovery advocate Meghann Perry.
- Meghann’s recovery story and how she created her storytelling workshops
- Why and how the system of the recovery movement needs to be shaken up
- How powerful and empowering storytelling can be in the recovery realm
- The importance of women’s stories
ABOUT MEGHANN PERRY
Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, is an award-winning Storyteller, Theater Practitioner, Facilitator, Curriculum Designer and Addiction Recovery Coach Professional. She creates unique learning, growth and performance experiences for people of all ages utilizing a blended practice of Theatre, Storytelling, and Coaching principles, and is a nationally-known educator in the field of Recovery Coaching. She has designed and facilitated countless workshops for diverse groups, including those with mental health and substance use challenges, transgender youth, adults and allies, adoptive caregivers, non-profit boards, and others. Meghann recently integrated Theatre and Storytelling practices into Youth and Young Adult residential treatment services for the MA Dept. of Public Health. She has also worked extensively with adolescents and young adults as a Recovery Coach and Theatre Practitioner.
She is the creator of the nationally-renowned Phoenix Tales Recovery Storytelling workshop which is currently under research as an evidence-based recovery support by the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice at Northeastern University. She served as an Actor, Playwright, and Facilitator of Youth Workshops with the Theatre Prevention organization Improbable Players, and now serves as the Theatre Education Consultant for the Boston-based theater organization, 2nd Act. She recently co-directed the musical, This is Treatment, about Black and brown women in a residential substance addiction treatment program, with students at Northeastern University. She holds a degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College. You can learn more about her at www.meghannperry.com.
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