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January 15, 2020

Lost In L.A. – Cara Live at The Moth StorySlam in L.A.

Lost In L.A. (courtesy of The Moth) from Cara Lopez Lee on Vimeo. At The Moth StorySlam in L.A., at Busby’s East on December 11, 2019, I told a true personal story I’ve long hoped to tell, on a theme that means a lot to me: Family. It marked one of my most treasured moments […]
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Published on January 15, 2020 20:00

August 13, 2019

The Boss of Last Resort – Storytelling at Two Truths and a Lie

I suspect we all have a story about some crazy boss who we feared might destroy our lives. I recently shared such a story on Daniel David Shapiro’s podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. There is so much unbelievable drama in real life, but also so much surprising truth in fiction, that I can’t help but […]
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Published on August 13, 2019 15:55

June 3, 2019

Baby Thumbelina – Storytelling at Two Truths & A Lie

? Above is a video Daniel David Shapiro recently released of me telling a story at his live L.A. show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. Dan’s show presents irresistible challenges for storytellers, as we all strive to keep the audience guessing: If Dan asks me to lie, for me the challenge is to […]
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Published on June 03, 2019 20:39

April 30, 2019

My Life is a Story – Cara’s Answer to The Meaning of Life Blog

I recently received a request from a blogger to answer a question he has asked more than 1000 people he characterizes as leaders, thinkers, writers, writers, researchers, elders, artists, CEOs, laymen, etc: What is the meaning of life? Although I don’t believe this is a question one person can answer for another, I do believe it’s […]
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Published on April 30, 2019 06:09

January 26, 2019

Who Was the Liar?

If you’ve checked my blog since the New Year, then you’ll recall I recently posted my latest performance on the L.A. storytelling show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie. If so, you might still be wondering who the liar was. Let me end the suspense by directing you back to host Dan Shapiro’s website for […]
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Published on January 26, 2019 11:21

January 1, 2019

Baby Thumbelina

I always get a kick out of Daniel David Shapiro’s live show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie, and I was thrilled when he invited me to tell a tale of Innocence for his most recent episode. My story, Baby Thumbelina, is also a tale of childhood bullies and revenge, and what more heartwarming […]
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Published on January 01, 2019 20:12

September 14, 2018

Old Mr. Ma – Cara at The Moth GrandSlam in L.A.

At The Moth GrandSlam on July 24 at L.A.’s historic Regent Theatre, I was honored to share the stage with some of the best storytellers around as we told stories on the night’s theme: Identity Crisis. Please check out this 6-minute video of me performing Old Mr. Ma, the story of my grandma, me, and my […]
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Published on September 14, 2018 13:35

April 4, 2018

Shelly and The 105 – Cara Shares a Story at Unheard L.A.

The dedicated producers at KPCC In Person recently invited me to perform in their live storytelling series, Unheard L.A.—The Stories of Where you Live. In case you haven’t seen it, please check out the video above. Unheard L.A. puts community voices center stage, true stories of struggle and survival, hope and fear, and the unexpected. This show took place March 11, […]
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Published on April 04, 2018 14:08

March 13, 2018

Just Me and My Cross – Cara Wins The Moth StorySlam in L.A.

? After more than a year striving to find my voice in the world of oral storytelling, I won The Moth StorySlam in L.A. on January 23, 2018. The night’s topic was Achilles’ Heel. It was humbling to win with a story about my weaknesses. I now qualify to compete in a Moth Grand Slam […]
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Published on March 13, 2018 21:41

January 26, 2018

Who was the Liar?

Remember how, to kick off the New Year, I posted my latest performance on the Los Angeles storytelling show and podcast, Two Truths and a Lie? Then you’ll recall I was one of three people who shared personal stories about Survival, and host Dan Shapiro asked the audience to guess which one of us was lying. Ready to find […]
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Published on January 26, 2018 11:46