Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour

Step Up. Speak Out. Shine.

April 28, 2019

6–9 p.m.

$35 general seating / $75 VIP preferred seating & reception

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour

Step Up. Speak Out. Shine.

April 28, 2019

6–9 p.m.

$35 general seating / $75 VIP preferred seating & reception

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

to own our voices

Join us for our Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour, which takes place right on our own stomping grounds!

a Truthteller Tour?

A Truthteller Tour is an empowering event of celebrating and giving voice to our experiences: stories of triumph, devastating loss, and everything in between. Through sharing, we discover common ground, hope, meaning, and inspiration.

Each tour is a special evening of connecting with like-hearted women, rewriting our stories of victimhood, tapping into our freedom, and discovering and elevating our voices in sisterhood and solidarity. Three to five women selected by the Wf1 team will share their stories and spark dialogue and opportunities for connection that could last a lifetime.

Truthteller Tour

Join us at the Kirkland Performance Center on April 28! Proceeds from Wf1’s Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour will be donated to Washington Women in Need—an organization that supports and uplifts diverse communities, right here in the Pacific Northwest.

We’re also thrilled to announce a special guest speaker at the Truthteller Tour: award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours, Reema Zaman. I Am Yours is the story of her unwavering fight to protect and free her voice from those that sought to silence her. Beginning in Bangladesh, moving into Thailand, then New York, and finally, Oregon, I Am Yours is an iconic, definitive book on the female—and the human—condition. Reema and her memoir have been featured in the New York Times, Ms. magazine, Vogue, the Guardian, Salon, and Guernica, among others.

The Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour follows on the heels of Wf1’s inaugural Your Messy Brilliance® Retreat, which is another awesome opportunity to dive into the beauty of sisterhood, collaboration, and owning your voice. Empower yourself in 2019 and join us for both the tour and the retreat!

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the Details

APRIL 28, 2019
VIP Reception 5–6 p.m.
Truthteller Tour 6–9 p.m.

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

VIP tickets for preferred seating
and reception: $75

General seating: $35 

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About the speakers

Angela Caceres (Temecula, CA) is a personal development educator who helps others in their journeys to self-discovery, empowering them to live at their greatest potential with deep connection and authenticity. Her story is about how, by listening to the wisdom of her heart and gut in the darkest time of her life, she rediscovered her true self. Angela specializes in a unique Equine Assisted Personal Development modality. Find out more about her at



Audrey Phillips (Woodinville, WA) is an entrepreneur with high hopes of making the world a more connected place. She’s passionate about listening to others, backpacking, running long distances, and stepping out of her comfort zone. Her story is about sharing her experience of sexual assault in an article, which led her to create 365 Meaningful Conversations, a project all about connecting people through vulnerable and authentic sharing. Find out more about this project at



Beth Halleck (Winona, MN) has a long history of choosing the less-traveled path. She is passionate about finding unique connections and fitting pieces together—in puzzles, in relationships, and in life. Beth’s story is about an unusual step she took after the death of her son that began a process of healing and transformation. She draws strength from the John Wayne quote, “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”




Jaylin Harris (Seattle, WA) is a young entrepreneur who dreams of one day singing on stages around the world. She spends her time being a full-time student at Hamlin Robinson, a specialized program for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Her story is about how she turned her dyslexia into an opportunity for growth and perseverance. Outside of school, Jaylin makes unique creations for her business, including button earrings, ties, and acrylic paintings. Find out more about her at



Judy Lee (Seattle, WA) is a Transformative Portrait Photographer. She is most passionate about creating spaces for women to show up as their most authentic selves and to see their inherent self-worth. Her story is about her inner journey into her shadows, and learning to embrace and love herself unconditionally. Her greatest teachers are her children, both adopted, who have given her the most difficult and rewarding lessons about who she is and the purpose of life. To find out more about Judy, visit



Lisa Del Rey (Kent, WA) is the Founder of Black Tie Makeup Studios, a company that empowers women through beauty. A native Angeleno, Lisa and her husband Mauricio live with their three cats, Tito, Salsa, and Queso. Her story is about the unforeseen challenges she has faced as a female business owner, and the pivots that have changed the course of her personal and professional life. You can learn more about Lisa and her journey by visiting



Nikki Gane (Seattle, WA) is the Founder and Executive Director of Dignity for Divas. Twelve years ago, she reclaimed her life after fleeing an abusive relationship and experiencing homelessness. Recognizing how easy it is to lose one’s dignity and self-worth during such a traumatic time, Nikki was moved to help other women by starting her nonprofit in 2012. She is blessed to support women experiencing homelessness by empowering them to reclaim their life with strength and dignity. Find out more about Dignity for Divas and Nikki at



Reema Zaman (Special Guest Speaker–Portland, OR) is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours. Reema has the honor of partnering with the International Rescue Committee and Girls Inc. to serve crucial causes and empower the next generation of leaders. She is the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and holds a double BA in Gender Studies and Theater from Skidmore College. As the only Reema Zaman in the world, she is easy to find on social media. Learn more at

GET involved

Open up to the power of your story to create community and generate the changes you want to see in the world.
Find out how you can be part of our Truthteller Tour.

PASSIONATE ADVocate sponsors—$10,000+

Women For One

Triumphant voice Sponsors—$1,000+

Armoire is a women’s rental clothing membership that continuously styles you with curated, contemporary designs. The team at Armoire understands what it means to be busy, social, and simultaneously stylish. With your membership, you can wear items as often as you’d like and exchange when you’re ready for something new. Clothes are delivered to you professionally cleaned and ready to wear, at no additional cost. Rent an infinite closet, styled just for you!

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary
In 1961, a group of Bellevue businesspeople founded the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary. Today, the club has grown to become the largest club on the Eastside, including approximately 200 business and community leaders committed to service on a local, national, and international level. Rotary clubs are nonreligious, nongovernmental, and open to every race, culture, and creed. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders who share the common value of Service Above Self.

Chase Bank

Heidi Aphrodite Jewelry
Heidi Aphrodite Jewelry was launched in Malibu, California, by Heidi Adams in 2000. Heidi Adams began her artistry at the age of eight and has been making jewelry for 30 years. Inspired by fashion and the Earth’s natural elements, Heidi selects each gemstone from the magical island of Hawaii and incorporates mixed-metal chain to create designs that are vintage, bohemian, and exquisitely elegant. Heidi Aphrodite Jewelry brings out the true beauty, style, and sophistication inherent in all women.

Lynette Huffman Johnson, Photographer

Supportive sisterhood sponsors—$500+

Delicious Delivered
Erin Hoppe/Windermere
Love That Red Winery
Park Lane Jewelry
Reesa Hauschild
TruthTeller Winery

Brave truthteller sponsors—$250+

Arbonne/Pam Brown
Divalani Style
Dr. Teresa Kang Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Gentle Frog, LLC
Glow Airbrush Tan, LLC
Guild Mortgage
Fully Present Living
Holly James Salon & Spa
Kris Verdi/Windermere
Nuciano Handbags
Tiffany St. John Skincare

Engaged Storyteller Sponsors—$100+

Flawless Beauty Bars
Heritage Distilling Co.
Herban Wellness
Love & Light
Meade & Co, Design
Metropolitan Market Kirkland
PCC Market Kirkland
Sweet Cakes Kirkland
Urban Float Kirkland

Truthteller Tour love

“It was the opportunity of a lifetime to share my story live. People still come up to me on the street to say my words made a difference to them. Kelly McNelis held a safe, beautiful space and hosted a kickass evening with inspirational women. I firmly believe that storytelling is the way forwards to create a powerful new story for women everywhere.”

Susie Rinehart, Founder of

“I was honored to be a panelist in Kelly’s inaugural Truthteller Tour in my hometown of Boulder, CO. The entire evening was professional, intimate, edgy, and real—thanks to the authenticity and enthusiasm of everyone involved, especially Kelly. I know that these gatherings will continue to heal and inspire so many!” 

Sara Avant Stover, Bestselling Author and Founder of The Way of the Happy Woman

“The Truthteller Tour is one of those surprise events that you attend for one reason and you leave realizing that you needed it for so many other reasons! I was lucky to be one of the inaugural Truthteller speakers, and I took it to heart. I shared my truth about my long history with alcohol and the grip it held on me for decades. It was difficult and emotional to go public with something so private. But I can tell you this: Once you release a truth that has held you back for a long time, the result is nothing short of liberating.” 

Nicole DeBoom, Founder and CEO of Skirt Sports, Inc.

“It’s so rare in our society that we are encouraged to show up and share our stories in all our authentic glory. Kelly has made this possible via the Truthteller Tour, cultivating safe events to inspire and be inspired. Speaking our truth can be so difficult, and I celebrate those who make it easier for people.” 

Erin Weed, Founder of Evoso

“This was such an amazing event, Kelly. I am so humbled to have been a part of it. Thank you for what you’re creating and sharing in the world. You are literally changing it.” 

Grace Presley, Founder of You Are a Story Worth Loving

“Being a Truthteller on stage was an incredible experience for me. I expected to feel emotional while I was reading my story, but what I wasn’t expecting was the incredible connectedness I felt with every woman in that room. It was more than support; it was like we were all sharing the same story together. The entire experience was not just cathartic; it was transformative and almost mystical. I highly recommend this for all women! Tell your stories—it will change not just you but the world around you, too.” 

Clare O’Nan, L.Ac., O.M.D.

“Finally speaking my truth was an amazing experience. I’ve never shared the story of my abusive boyfriend in public. I didn’t realize how emotional it would be to actually stand up and tell the story. To be in such a supportive setting and to be able to use my situation to inspire others was truly life-changing. I finally realize that what happened to me empowered me to be stronger and can empower other women to be stronger and happier in their relationships.”

Holly Hurd, Founder of VentureMom

“My experience during the Truthteller Tour was simply amazing. Just to feel a part of a movement that pulls women together to feast off life experiences, allowing you to see that you’re not alone, gave me a boost. I’ve never been the type to share my experiences publicly, but releasing my story took a load off. I’m forever grateful to Kelly!”

Shalandra Johnson, Truthteller

“The most valuable aspect of being a speaker was the confidence it gave me to tell more of my stories. After my experience of being a speaker for the Truthteller Tours, I have learned to be more clear with myself up front—what my intentions are in how I present my story. I did it instinctively this time, but next time, I will do it more consciously.”

Beth Halleck, Author and Speaker

“The Truthteller Tour exceeded my expectations! The powerful feminine energy in that space was exceptional. I hadn’t felt that in years!”

Pat Steele, Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour Attendee

“I didn’t know what to expect of the night. A friend recommended I attend with her, and I’m so glad I did. It took the entire time of the first story to realize what I had signed up for. By the end, I was just stunned with the beauty of everyone’s honesty and their stories.”

Katrina Cameron, Pacific Northwest Truthteller Tour Attendee

Kelly’s team did an outstanding job with the Truthteller Tour at Mississippi State—from the curriculum used for the workshop, to the coaching of participants, to the vulnerability expressed throughout the event. It was great to work with such a vibrant group of people with the heart to see women grow into their own truth. This was certainly one of the most gratifying events I have ever partnered with, and I would do it all over again!

Ra’Sheda Forbes, Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs, Mississippi State University

wf1 + Truthteller Tour

Women For One is a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. Aside from offering a digital platform for women to share their written stories, we’ve created a number of resources that foster women’s leadership and self-expression. These include interactive courses created especially for our tribe, signature events such as our community-centered Truthteller Tour, in-person workshops and corporate training across the country, ebooks, and inspiring daily newsletters.

Women For One also hosts a popular podcast, Your Messy Brilliance® Show, in which founder Kelly McNelis shares the insights of bold changemakers—from the late Dr. Maya Angelou to Glennon Doyle—who aren’t afraid to make a little mess. We reach more than 630,000 women from over 60 countries across the world who follow Women For One on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, in addition to the 35,000 unique visitors per month that our website currently receives.

Highlights from Past
Truthteller Tours

We laughed, we cried, we shared our most intimate stories, and we inspired one another to claim our vulnerability as a strength. Below, catch videos of our Truthtellers stepping up, speaking out, and shining!