The Moth, a national public radio show and podcast, has selected Tulsa for the launch of The Moth Pop-Up Porch.
Community members have the chance to meet Moth staff members, share their own experiences, and listen to old podcasts. In its 25 years of storytelling, The Moth has never been to Tulsa.
“We wanted to understand what it’s like living in Tulsa,” Manager of Brand Partnerships, Heather Colvin said. "There’s a huge amount of history here and it’s just important that we make sure our listeners hear that.”
Laura Bellis was one of the many people who decided to share her story with The Moth. Originally from Philadelphia, she moved to Tulsa and wasn’t sure whether she would be happy.
Now, Bellis has a successful career and has started a family. She encourages everyone in the community to come share their stories.
"Everyone's story is so important and some of these stories that might seem like a small, personal story can be reflective of much larger things and experiences. And it’s so powerful to have anyone in our community be offered an opportunity to share their story on a larger platform,” Bellis said. “I think it can help highlight how these experiences do matter and how we think and perceive our city."
The pop-up porch will be at Gathering Place through the weekend.