Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard trained and published neuroanatomist. Her area of specialty for research was in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it related to schizophrenia. In 1996, at the age of 37, Jill experienced a rare form of stroke that rendered her so disabled that she could not walk, talk, read, write or recall any of her life. It took eight years for her to completely recover. Her New York Times bestseller, My Stroke of Insight, details the morning of the stroke, her eight-year recovery, and what she learned through the eyes of a brain scientist who had the privilege of losing her mind. A dynamic speaker, Jill infuses her speeches with appropriate humor.
Jill Bolte Taylor, the internationally recognized neuroanatomist and author of the bestselling My Stroke of Insight, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer come together to create an unforgettable evening of story and song, language and music, image and information, humor and human experience. Presenting on the same stage, the author and songwriter weave a seamless evening of exploration into the wonders of the human brain and the resilience of the human spirit. The evening is designed to be a completely enveloping experience for audience members. Jill and Carrie will engage listeners' hearts and minds while taking them on a powerful journey into the wonders of being alive. Both Jill and Carrie have warm, friendly, and nurturing styles of presentation, mutually creating a space of safety, joy, and celebration of life. Transformative Stories is a multifaceted, multimedia event where audiences ultimately leave the theatre aware that they have new tools for their own personal empowerment and authentic living, and a greater awareness of what it means to be more present.