Host an Assembly
Jordan candidly discusses her battle with mental illness in a relatable, honest and informal way in hopes to have her audience disarm their defenses and open their minds to a conversation that needs to be had.
Jordan goes in depth about her lived experiences with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic disorder, discussing how life altering it was, and still is at times, and how hard it was to get people to understand her.
Through sharing these experiences, the audience is able to either learn about a struggle they may not understand or connect with someone about a subject that is uncomfortable to take on and difficult to explain. The goal in sharing her story is to help people understand each other and realize they are not alone. She focuses heavily on the topic of acceptance-- of others and yourself-- and how important empathy is in a world where we really struggle to be kind to one another.
While Jordan has her presentation planned out, she also is more than willing to work with any school to customize her presentation to fit the needs of the students/faculty that will be hearing her speak. She is happy to be a voice in the mental health industry and wants to make sure she is as effective as possible. She is super easy to work with-- and she wrote this entire pitch herself so you know it isn’t bias.
Host a Workshop
New to the Listen, Lucy organization, Jordan has created a workshop from her two books, “Listen, Lucy Volume I” and “Write It Out.” She has chosen stories from “Listen, Lucy Volume I” that discuss important topics that she herself, and those she has worked with, have struggled with while growing up and pairs those stories with her own lived experiences. Leaving these topics open for discussion, she continues the workshop with writing prompts from “Write It Out.” This is meant to not only help the audience process what they are talking about, but to show them how to use writing as a coping technique and how everyone has time to practice self care.
Who has joined #TheAcceptanceMovement?
Brashear High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Holy Family Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh
Tri Delta Sorority
Kappa Delta Sorority
Delta Zeta Sorority
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Zeta Sigma Chi Sorority
Alpha Epsilon Phi-Nu
Delta Zeta Sorority
North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Hear Me Roar Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA
West Virginia University
Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Washington Red Skins Cheerleaders, Washington D.C.
John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
Avonworth Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
University Prep, Pittsburgh, PA
Wilmington Area School District, New Wilmington, PA
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Penn Trafford Middle School, Jeannette, PA Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA