November 10 Speaker: Ingrid Ricks Topic: Harnessing Adversity and Embracing the Now
Devastated by her sudden inability to see her family’s faces or maneuver the world around her, recently blinded NYT bestselling memoir author and personal storytelling coach Ingrid Ricks realized she had a choice: she could wallow in her grief, loss, fear, and despair, or harness her adversity and channel it into something powerful. In this inspirational, action-provoking talk, Ricks takes audiences on her journey from darkness to light. She shares the life-changing wisdom she received, as well as the four steps she employs every day to harness her adversity and embrace the now.
Ingrid Ricks is an author, book coach, and inspirational speaker who leverages the power of personal storytelling to foster healing, awareness, empathy, and change. Her memoirs include The New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She has also produced eight anthologies in partnership with high schools and NGOs -- including Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community, which launched October 21st, 2020. Ingrid has also ghostwritten several memoirs.