Children & Adult Programs

Gladys’ storytelling transcends all ages. Each story is laced with love, humor and power to make one think. Her stories are developed to promote critical thinking, and to encourage self acceptance and growth. Her love of people helps her and them to reach a healing and positive growth. Her grandmother’s stories that she heard as a child are often cited in these programs. They were the ones to help her think and behave.

Surviving Life’s Hurdles 

Gladys tells the story of when she was at the peak of her career in storytelling and suffered a debilitating stroke. She couldn’t walk, talk, or sing with her beautiful voice. Just a month after receiving the Missouri’s Arts Council “Individual Artist of the Year” award. Gladys’ life’s ambitions  seemed to fade and all her hard work over the last 20 plus years was done. Or was it? Through resilience, inner strength and faith she made a recovery. Now, she wants to give back by sharing her story with others who may be in for the fight of their life.

Domestic Violence

Suffering at the hands of someone else is sadly common in todays’ society. Since early childhood Gladys’ has suffered the abuse both physically, and mentally. Storytelling has played a vital role in her being a victor instead of a victim. She tells stories that will help others do the same.

Songs from the Heart

Singing is another passion and gift that Gladys shares in and out of her storytelling programs. She specializes in blues, jazz, spirituals, gospel, and children songs. She builds programs around the history of music. She will sing past and present songs for her audiences to enjoy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Black History Programs

Women History Programs


Below are some of the stories that can be used.

  1. The Three Eyed Cat (Song)
  2. The Man in the Moon
  3. When Dogs Wore Clothes
  4. When Eagles Had Hair
  5. The Knee High Man
  6. Animal School
  7. Lightfoot
  8. The Sun Tree
  9. The Walnut Eater
  10. The Circle is Unbroken (Song)
  11. The Dolphin Story
  12. Two Friends & the Bear
  13. The Buzzard & the Monkey
  14. Daven & the Snake
  15. The Foot Story
  16. Hissin In The Pit
  17. The Washboard Story
  18. Granddaddy Meeshak
  19. How The Tooth Fairy Came To Be
  20. The Gossip Bench
  21. Hush (Song)
  22. Tell The Truth
  23. The Wooden Chair
  24. D’Dog Diggy Dog Dog (Song)
  25. The Magic Shovel
  26. The Wooden Leg
  27. The Green Grass (Song)
  28. Its In Your Hands
  29. The Wooden Head
  30. The Cussin Parrot

Plus others

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