Open Mic Community Event Series

Storytelling is an important force in healing from a burn injury

WHAT: The Open Mic Community Event Series is open to anyone who identifies as a survivor of a burn injury and their loved ones. It is an open space to share personal accounts, stories, and create empowerment and unity among the burn community. To attend this event, you are not required to speak and welcome to join the event for support of those sharing their stories.

Please note, content shared at this event and stories shared may be difficult to hear. For this reason, this event may not be appropriate for all ages. Please be mindful when bringing young children!

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “STORIES”? Our personal accounts – what we have survived, what these experiences mean to us, and the things we have learned along the way – are what we mean by “stories”. Stories can be communicated with or without words, literal or metaphorical, happy, sad, or both! We welcome creative expression and aim to share an open, nonjudgmental space.

WHY SHARE OUR STORIES? Our community of burn survivors and loved ones is diverse and filled with various stories of recovery and growth. Wherever you are in your journey, there is a strong possibility that there is someone in the community whose story might resonate with you or vice versa. Additionally, sharing our personal stories helps us organize experiences and make sense out of what has occurred.

UPCOMING DATES: June 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Burn Institute office. Please RSVP by contacting Lynnae at 858-541-2277 or


For more information, contact:

Leilani Stone | Director of Burn Survivor Services
Email | (858) 541-2277 ext. 19

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