Rising Voices of Narcolepsy: Meet Poet Elissa

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continues on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 with new storyteller Elissa Mullins! Elissa, a writer and librarian from Illinois, will join us to share her narcolepsy story and answer audience questions.

To tune in, go to Project Sleep’s Facebook page at 8pm ET on Sunday, November 7th, 2021. The broadcast video will show up in our feed (if it doesn’t, try refreshing your browser a few times). Elissa’s story will also be recorded and available for later viewing.

About Elissa:

Elissa Mullins is a poet-librarian, introvert, and ailurophile from Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. She was diagnosed with type 2 narcolepsy at age 20 and is sharing her story to raise awareness and advocate for sleep health for all people. As a trained speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program, she will describe how her narcolepsy has shaped the pattern of her young adult life for the better, fomenting a fierce commitment to her art and an attitude of radical self-care.

What is the Story Sharing Series?

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.

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speakers:

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.

Spread the Word:

We’re excited to share these moving stories with you.  Watch all past storytellers now!

Please share with friends and family to learn more about narcolepsy!

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