Join Girls Rock! Chicago and friends for a night of storytelling at the Hideout. This event will raise funds for Girls Rock! Chicago with a portion of the proceeds benefiting their programs.
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Show starts at 7 pm
This event is 21+ — Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Featuring stories from Elizabeth Gomez, J.H. Palmer, Lily Be, and Rebecca Valeriano-Flores.
About the Storytellers
JH Palmer has performed at numerous storytelling and live lit venues, and produced That’s All She Wrote from 2012-2017. She played bass and did vocals for the 2011 Ladies Rock Chicago band All Over Texas, and for the 2015 Ladies Rock Boston band The Charlie Carnage. She has a 12-year-old niece who’s a 4 year veteran of Girls Rock Campaign Boston.
Lily Be is a true blue born and raised Chicagoan from Humboldt Park. She's the creator and host of the storytelling series, The Stoop, now in its fifth year. She teaches storytelling workshops in Pilsen and Second City. Lily's goal is not to be remembered for all she's done and accomplished, but to inspire a world to do better through understanding and learning how to navigate around each other. She holds no major degrees, but has a PHD from the School of Hard Knocks as a Mexican teen mother from the West side that knows what it takes to survive. For Lily, storytelling isn't about entertaining, it's about building community. It's about our survival.
Rebecca Valeriano-Flores is a musician and PhD student originally from San Jose, California and residing in Chicago, Illinois. She sings and plays guitar in punk/post-punk band Negative Scanner (Trouble in Mind Records). Negative Scanner released their debut LP in 2015 and will release their second LP this July. Rebecca also plays in two hardcore punk bands, Cyber Pink and Super Stupids High on Hexavalent Chrome. She is currently working on her PhD in philosophy and volunteers as a music instructor for Girls Rock! Chicago and YouMedia at the Humboldt Park Library in her free time.