About Tell Us Something True Stories Shared Live

Tell Us Something is a celebration of storytelling, of the community, and of each other.

Tell Us Something is a live storytelling event based in Missoula, MT. Tell Us Something inspires more understanding, acceptance, and empathy within our community. Each event features 7-8 storytellers from the local community sharing their true personal stories from memory and without notes.

Marc Moss produces a podcast of those stories which can be found wherever you get your podcasts.

Tell Us Something live events have expanded to Helena, MT and Butte, America.

Marc teaches storytelling in the Missoula County Public Schools as part of Spark!

Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true.  Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. Everyone is welcome to tell a story. There is a theme for each event.

Tell Us Something is:

Marc Moss - Executive Director

Executive Director, Founder, Organizer, Story Coach, Outreach Coordinator

Joseph Grady - Board Chair

JOSEPH T. GRADY

Joseph Grady is a professional actor and artist with roles in films like Winter in the Blood, Jimmy P, and Slant Streets. He has been painting and selling art for more than thirty years throughout the northwest. Joseph graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in social work and a focus in Native American Studies and lives in his community as a change agent addressing social justice equity and anti-racism action. Joseph serves on the Missoula Food Bank Anti-Racism Task Force, and as the Chair for Tell Us Something’s Board of Directors.

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Sarah FitzGerald - Board Secretary

Sarah believes that storytelling is the basis for creating kinship and greater understanding.

She brings nonprofit experience ranging from communications work, fundraising, to program management. Her love of community and people has led her to work with middle school students in St. Louis, coordinating volunteers in Montana and Idaho, and driving all over Eastern Montana for community organizing work. 

In her free time, Sarah is likely planning her next road trip with her husband and dog. She is excited to be part of the larger mission of bringing Missoula together one story at a time.

Sierra Tai-Brownlee - Member At Large

Sierra is a curious individual with a never-ending interest in people and their stories. From asking fifty strangers for their best piece of life advice to sitting down to hear about pivotal stories on her podcast, Impactful Experiences with Sierra Tai-Brownlee, Sierra is always excited to meet new people and hear what they would like to share. Listen on Google Podcasts and Spotify. Outside of listening to stories, Sierra enjoys venturing to Great Harvest for some fresh bread, running, and trying to teach herself random skills.

Jason Forges - Member At Large

Jason Forges is a community member that focuses on finding avenues to be open, authentic, and artistic. Jason’s goal is to create an entity titled Appreciate C.O.L.O.R that will leverage the arts to promote meaningful perspectives while provoking thought and encouraging actionable steps with himself and others.

Jason shared a story at Tell Us Something in March of 2019. His story is called “You Can’t be Curious and Angry at the Same Time”

Jason Sloat - Member At Large

Jason Sloat grew up on a farm in Indiana. After graduating from college, he spent a couple of years working on ranches in western Montana. During that time he fell in love with the beauty of Montana’s wild spaces. He eventually completed graduate school at the University of Montana and now works for UM as the Director of Risk Management.