We're so excited to introduce you to our Des Moines, Iowa cast of storytellers! The show is on Friday, March 31st at the Temple Theater in Des Moines. Let's get to know Des Moines storytellers Terri and Phoenix Shipman.
Tell us a little bit about yourselves.
Terri and Phoenix Shipman both knew at an early age that something was “different” about them. Terri knew when she was 11 that she was different from her peers. At the age of 25, she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, only to find out 10 years later that her diagnosis was PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and ADHD.
Phoenix, at the age of 5, knew that something different when she went to school. At the age of 32, she was finally diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder: Bipolar Type as well as Borderline Personality Disorder.
Both Terri and Phoenix were struggling in 2002 when they first met.