Erin Mahone is an activist, author, storyteller, producer and teaching artist based in Richmond, Virginia.
She has worked for over a decade building stronger, more inclusive communities for people of all ages and abilities. Erin believes passionately in helping people to reframe their personal narrative to create a story of their lives that helps them to recognize the power that grows from adversity.
These lessons have been learned through first hand experience in the creation of multiple projects that have helped Erin heal herself. In her first book Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity, scheduled to be released by Motivational Press in 2017, Mahone addresses the challenges of growing-up in a family touched by mental illness, learning to be a mom, and a human in a world for which she often doesn’t feel prepared.
She is the creator of #IfYouCouldSeeMe a multi-media project designed to highlight the power and connection in telling the stories of our lives. #IfYouCouldSeeMe includes and active facebook group, live storytelling events, a podcast by the same name, and portrait exhibits in partnership with recent TEDx presenter and photographer, Dean Whitbeck.
In 2014 Mahone kicked this journey into hyper-drive with the creation of It Runs in the Family a one woman show of songs and stories about family, laughter, mental illness, and the power to love each other anyway.
Erin is a wife, mother of 3 children and one fur baby named Kismet.