Suleika Jaouad is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir, Between Two Kingdoms. She wrote the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column “Life, Interrupted” and her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and NPR, among others. A highly sought-after speaker, her mainstage TED Talk was one of the ten most popular of 2019 and has nearly four million views. She is also the creator of The Isolation Journals, a community creativity project founded during the Covid-19 pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude; over 100,000 people from around the world have joined.
Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several best-selling books and she is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. In her conversation with Suleika, Elizabeth will draw from her books, Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most, where she maps the journey of being her sister’s bone marrow donor and Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, where she explores how all of us, no matter what we are going through, can mine for gold in the depth of difficult times. Her newest book is Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. She looks forward to celebrating her friend Suleika Jaouad’s gorgeous piece of storytelling!
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