Lacey Lyons, adjunct instructor of English, co-hosted a seminar at Vanderbilt University’s 2012 “MegaConference on Disability: Tools for Empowerment and Change,” at the Airport Marriott on June 1. Her session, “Sharing Your Stories: Advocacy Through Personal Storytelling,” was conducted along with Courtney Evans Taylor of the Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center and local blogger Leisa Hammett. Participants discussed the benefits of writing about disability and the ways in which writing leads to personal empowerment and growth.
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