Dec 20, 2019
We have officially bridged the distance between the beginning and the end of the February 2016 Bridges show, as this is our final story from that night's program. It features Dea Brasgalla, and carries the lasting image of her standing for the first time on the bridge her father built. From Dea's Odyssey bio:
Michigan born Dea Brasgalla, 82, first came to Phoenix, AZ , in 1953 during a summer vacation from Nursing School. Upon graduation, she moved to California in the LA area and lived there for 10 years. She even left nursing for 3 years to work as a Meter Maid for the City of Beverly Hills. She has worked as a R.N. with the Hopi, Pima and Papago tribes, as well as 17 years at the State of Connecticut Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill. After a back injury and attaining her BA in Psychology, she retired, returned to Arizona, and lived on the Hopi Reservation for 14 years before making her way to Tucson. She studied Hypnotherapy and is a CHT-NPL graduate. She completed her Seminary studies in Metaphysical Principles, and was ordained a Minister in December of 2014. She has also volunteered for Wingspan, TIHAN , and worked on several political campaigns. She is an advocate for social justice and this is her second attempt at storytelling, having volunteered for the Speaker’s Bureau for Wingspan.
This episode was performed and recorded in front of a live audience at The Screening Room in Tucson, AZ, on February 4th, 2016, and was curated by Jen Nowicki Clark. For more information about Odyssey Storytelling, please visit www.odysseystorytelling.com