That Fierce Embrace: my journey with mental illness and mysticism.

Ashley began telling this story to live audiences in 2009.  Beginning in her late 20’s, it describes a journey when her world fell apart and how she was guided home from an unknown grief to an everyday grace.



Below are some Q&A sessions from this talk. Click on a question below to view the video:

How do you go about picking up the broken pieces?

Do some people have an innate liability for sadness?

What was the role theatre played with your mental illness?

Can you help someone who is in trouble or in crisis?

What about our responsibility to others?

How do you find the sweet territory of silence…?

Artist’s perspective vs medical diagnosis

Reflection on Being Diagnosed Bipolar