Phyllis Porché grew up on the south side of Chicago and is a writer, storyteller, teacher, and fiber artist.She is a Moth StorySlam winner and has told stories at Literate Ape, First Person Live, This Much is True, and other live lit events.  Phyllis also writes fiction and she believes the best stories come from the absurdities of life.She is currently working on a collection of short stories and crocheting scarves for donation through her church.  Phyllis is a 30-year cancer survivor and never leaves home without wearing earrings.