Angelica Lindsey-Ali poses in blue garment and hijab

Online event to gather Phoenix-area storytellers

ASU Kerr will present “Gather,” a live online storytelling event, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, via the venue’s Facebook page at facebook.com/asukerr/live.

The second installation of this monthly digital event series will feature an all-female cohort of storytellers: Angelica Lindsey-Ali, Kimberly Allen and Abigail B. Fouts. The theme for this month’s “Gather” is “The Spirit of Togetherness.”

Lindsey-Ali is the host of Phoenix’s “The Moth StorySLAM” and travels as a “Moth Mainstage” performer. Known as “The Village Auntie,” she “utilizes her extensive cultural, clinical and religious training to educate women about intimacy and sex through an Islamic lens,” she said.

She has over 20 years of experience in women’s wellness and has a following of women from 83 countries who seek her heart-centered, practical advice on intimacy, love and relationships. She hosts the award-winning international podcast “Lights On” produced by Amaliah, a U.K.-based Muslim women’s media outlet.

Allen says she is an experienced and enthusiastic leader who has served in various roles focused on leadership development and education. Allen is associate director of programs for Year Up Arizona and owner of Cultural Perspectives, an educational consulting company with an emphasis in coaching at all levels and leadership development.

Fouts moved to Arizona with her husband and two dogs in May 2018, she said. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from BYU-Hawaii and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, and she is director of compliance for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She writes poetry and short-form fiction and has performed in bands and concert choirs. Fouts says she uses storytelling as a way to explore her "childhood as an adopted black Mormon in an increasingly white space.”

“We are gathering to celebrate and support storytellers and their stories, while helping audiences, artists and the venue stay connected to one another.”

— Tracey Mason, ASU Kerr general manager

The “Gather” series was created by staffers at ASU Kerr and ASU Gammage who are active in the storytelling and poetry communities.

“They were inspired by the astounding talent of Phoenix metro area storytellers,” said ASU Kerr General Manager Tracey Mason. “We are gathering to celebrate and support storytellers and their stories, while helping audiences, artists and the venue stay connected to one another.”

The series is part of several ongoing livestreamed events that ASU Kerr is broadcasting via Facebook Live. Event information can be viewed at asukerr.com or facebook.com/asukerr.