Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Actor & Writer Anna Marr

The Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series invites viewers to gather online to watch a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker or writer present their story live via Project Sleep’s Facebook page.

Project Sleep is proud to offer our monthly series as a weekly event for the next few months. At a time in which many people need connection more than ever, this will increase opportunities for people around the world to engage with and support one another.

The live series continued this past Sunday with a brand-new storyteller: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained writer Anna Marr. Anna read her lively & poignant essay and answered questions reflecting on her experience writing and publishing her essay and about the exciting projects she is working on now.

Watch a recording of the event here!

To read along with Anna’s essay (or to simply read it itself!), click here.

About Anna:

Anna Marr is an LA-based actor, writer, and voiceover artist originally from Ohio. When not performing or writing comedy, she enjoys consuming odd ice cream flavors, female-driven TV shows, and theme parks. She is a co-founder of Bluelaces Theatre Co., a non-profit that creates interactive, multi-sensory theatre for individuals with developmental differences. Anna was diagnosed with narcolepsy as a senior at Northwestern University. As a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy writer, she aims to change how the media represents this chronic neurological condition. She is currently developing a dark comedy series, “Walking through Peanut Butter,” based on her experiences navigating New York’s comedy scene with narcolepsy. You can learn more at

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy:

To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

Our next Rising Voices training sessions will be in the summer of 2020. Those interested in participating should look for the application release in mid-February 2020.

Spread the Word:

We’re excited to share these moving stories and powerful key messages with you each month.

Did you see Katie’s session from last month? Watch all past storytellers now!

Please spread the word to friends and family to learn more about narcolepsy!

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