Just Me and My Cross – Cara Wins The Moth StorySlam in L.A.


After more than a year striving to find my voice in the world of oral storytelling, I won The Moth StorySlam in L.A. on January 23, 2018. The night’s topic was Achilles’ Heel. It was humbling to win with a story about my weaknesses. I now qualify to compete in a Moth Grand Slam with nine other StorySlam winners. There are no prizes, just the joy of celebrating the human experience with fellow storytellers and an enthusiastic audience. I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, if you’re unfamiliar with live storytelling, I recommend checking out The Moth Radio Hour or The Moth Podcast. You’re in for an unforgettable experience in the power of story.

2 thoughts on “Just Me and My Cross – Cara Wins The Moth StorySlam in L.A.

  1. Christine Swaidan

    Hi Cara,
    This is Chris from support group. So enjoyed your new year’s letter. I
    wish I could express myself half as well. The Moth is a favorite podcast of mine and really enjoyed listening to your segment. Congratulations on your Slam win!!

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    1. Cara Lopez Lee Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Chris. I deeply appreciate hearing that from someone who understands. My family’s foray into end-of-life issues has been such a logistical and emotional morass, it has taken a long time to bring myself to write about it for public consumption. As for The Moth, I love that you’re a fellow aficionado! Storytelling and writing, and the communities that practice them, have given me so much.

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