Austin Book Launch for The i’Mpossible Project with Dana Sayre: Feb 9

In January 2011, Josh Rivedal found himself at the ledge of a fourth floor window ready to end it all. After getting help, Josh dedicated his life to bring awareness to mental health issues, suicide prevention, diversity, and social change. In 2014, Josh Rivedal launched The i’Mpossible Project, designed to encourage others to tell their stories.

Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. Stories can make us laugh or cry… or both at the same time. They can teach, inspire and even ignite an entire movement. The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You is a collection of powerful stories from fifty authors. They’re gritty, deep, heartwarming—and guaranteed to help you discover new possibilities in your life. These stories are all about overcoming obstacles, reengaging with life, and creating new possibilities—If you’re ready to create new possibilities in your life, you need to read this book! More information at: http://www.iampossibleproject.com/

Dana Sayre, one of the i'Mpossible authors, will be speaking about her own attempted suicide in 2007.

Dana Sayre is a freelance writer, performance coach, and teaching artist living in Austin, Texas. She is enrolled in the alternative training program to become certified by the North American Drama Therapy Association.

Dana has a BA in Theatre and English from Fairmont State University and a MA in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University. Her writing has been published by Liminalities, the Horn, the Austinot, HowlRound, Bitch Magazine, and Occupy.com. Dana hosts a monthly queer-friendly, introvert-friendly open mic night called Real Talk every third Wednesday at the Badlands in Austin.

Dana works as an assistant to the owner of BookWoman and as a teaching artist for Creative Action in addition to running her own housecleaning business. When she isn’t working, Dana can be found cuddling with her cat Angel, drinking tea, gardening, crafting, cooking, reading, doing yoga, exploring Austin by foot or bike, or chatting with other queer artists and entrepreneurs. More information at: www.danasayre.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751