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The Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

Mar 6, 2020

Everyone has to leave the nest sometime, and for us, it's time to grow up and let go of the July 2015 Independence show, because this is the last story from that event! Fittingly, it features Stephanie Frederick's tale of breaking free from her hometown, despite the objections of her father and the traditions of her ancestors. From Stephanie's Odyssey bio:

Stephanie Frederick grew up on the bayous of southern Louisiana, and found her way to the drylands of the Sonoran desert 40 years ago.  She's spent 10 years discovering the bounties of the Blue Ridge Mountains while living in Asheville, NC and rural Virginia, and returned to her beloved Tucson in 2012.  As an RN, Holistic Health Educator, and Patient Advocate, she's managed to carve out professional niches outside the constraints of conventional medicine.  In 2013 she received training in Medical Improv, and is CEO of her company, Improv to Improv(e) Healthcare!. You can find more information on that and her other endeavors at She calls it "serious play" (not comedy!) to help health professionals/employers/employees explore authentic communication and collaboration.  Her spirit is fueled by 5 Rhythms dance, racewalking, landscape gardening, and time spent with her chosen family.

This story was performed and recorded in front of a live audience at The Screening Room in Tucson, AZ, on July 2nd, 2015, and was curated by Drew Cronyn. For more information about Odyssey Storytelling, please visit