Meet Amber, Olivia and Bailey, Bentonville Brave storytellers

We are proud to introduce three of our Bentonville Brave cast members, Amber, Olivia and Bailey. Their show is coming up THIS FRIDAY at the Northwest Arkansas Community College. Each of their journeys is a reminder of the power of storytelling - be sure to join us for the live performance!

Meet Amber Brown

My name is Amber, and I'm a single mother to three, now grown, children. My mother was originally diagnosed as manic depressive in the late 70's, one of my twin girls was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder when she was 13, and I constantly fight my own battle with depression and anxiety. So I've been a part of the mental health community in one way or another for as long as I can remember. I am very grateful to be a part of This is My Brave.

 

Meet Olivia Ballard

Hi! I'm Olivia. I grew up in Rogers, Arkansas and attended the Young Americans College of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. I'm a singer/songwriter and I play guitar and piano. I wanted to be a part of This Is My Brave because I want to play even a small part in ending the stigma behind mental illnesses. The people I love, the music I love, and the love I have for myself inspires me to stay mentally healthy. I'm participating in this show in hopes that people will walk away having a better understanding of humans with mental illnesses, in hopes that the audience will walk away understanding that we are all just that - humans.

 

Meet Bailey Stuebgen

My mom is making me do this. She says I'll thank her when I'm older. I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder when I was only 13 years old. Every day is an adventure, but I wouldn't change a thing. I've learned how to love myself, and I've learned some amazing coping skills. I'm grateful for this platform.

 

 

 

We hope you will be able to join us on Friday in Bentonville to hear Amber, Olivia, Bailey and their cast mates share their stories. Get your tickets now at bit.ly/BRAVEBENT before they are sold out.