As only a masterful storyteller could, Sally Perkins, the youngest child, weaves stories from her youth seamlessly with the mystery and magical world of Greek mythology and fairy tales. Whether you’re the oldest, youngest, middle, or only child or have children, you’ll relate to Sally Perkins’ story of finding her voice as the youngest child.
Being an oldest child, I was surprised to find that there were mostly youngest children in the audience. Sally debunked my own myth on the often written about superiority of the oldest child.
The Benefits and Strengths of the Youngest Child
Her upbeat, warm, fun and sometimes-humorous story of her admiration of her two older siblings left me wanting more. She shares her admiration for her middle sister Nancy the knight who both guided and challenged her and started Sally on her storytelling future at a young age. Sally shares presenting Noah’s Ark at Convent Baptist church as a Kindergartener thanks to her sister Nancy, a task normally reserved for the older and more mature fifth and sixth graders.
Sally believes her job as a story performer is to enrapture audiences in another world through a tightly woven tale that touches a chord somewhere deep within, and that she does exceeding well. In her storytelling, Sally shares through story kernels of truth about siblings and their relationships that ring true. It’s a feel good story that will leave you with a smile on your face and glad you came.
When not at the Fringe, Sally is an adjunct professor at Butler University and active in the Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
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