Living Out Loud: Artistic Expression Through Storytelling

Join us for an evening of BIPOC storytelling and artistic expression hosted by Ferene Paris Meyer of All Heart Inspirations

Free admission, but capacity is limited, admission on a first come, first served basis. Masks are required. Please indicate your interest to

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Ferene Paris Meyer, Founder and CEO, All Heart Inspirations

Storyteller Ferene Paris Meyer creates heart-centered spaces through workshops, community engagements, culinary cuisine, and more! She aspires to make a collective difference within her local Vermont community and beyond one story at a time. We all have stories worthy of telling… So what’s yours?!

 Aisha McLaren, Founder and CEO, Soul Simone

Aisha’s love for jewelry and creative work dates back to her teenage days when she would make handmade jewelry pieces for fun. She found inspiration in nature, pop culture and her Hawaiian and African heritage. The name ‘Soul Simone’ comes from the soulful spirit Aisha puts into every piece she creates and her admiration for singer, songwriter, musician and civil rights activist, Nina Simone.

Suomo, Multimedia Artist and Creator

Suomo is a 32-year-old queer, self-taught Gabonese-American artist living on unceded Abenaki Land, otherwise known as Vermont. Coming from a line of powerful healers and other badass women, Suomo proudly recognizes her art as a continuation of her deep-rooted medicinal and spiritual inheritance. Suomo considers herself a multimedia artist and creator who deeply wishes to honor Black stories and the depth of emotions behind them.

Marlon Hyde, Multimedia Storyteller

Marlon Hyde is a multimedia storyteller from Brooklyn, New York. He comes from a family of natural-born storytellers. He joined the VPR staff after graduating from Saint Michael’s College this past May with a degree in media studies, journalism, and digital arts. He has a passion for Hip-hop, basketball, and cooking.