Transforming our lives and communities,
one story at a time
Transforming our lives and communities,
one story at a time
IT’S TIME FOR WOMEN
to own our voices
Imagine a world where women are united in our struggles and triumphs—where we have safe and brave spaces to share our stories, to laugh and cry together, to transform together.
We can do this by courageously sharing our stories, listening to one another’s, and offering each other support and sisterhood.
This is our vision for the Truthteller Tour.
a Truthteller Tour?
A Truthteller Tour is an empowering event in which women celebrate and give voice to our experiences: stories of triumph, devastating loss, and everything in between. It’s an opportunity to own our stories—and our lives. It’s similar to community-centered events like TEDx, except it’s more like the proverbial campfire around which old and new friends can gather, talk, and share, with vulnerability and heart. It’s a place where all women are connected through the sisterhood of story.
When we step up with our stories, we showcase our wisdom and our potential to create the lives and communities we deserve. When we speak out, we discover our voices—as well as common ground, hope, meaning, inspiration, and courageous action. In connecting with ourselves and each other, we shine together—the way we were always meant to.
Join us, and let the Truthteller Tour be a place where you make herstory.
Step up. Speak out. Shine.
We all have a unique story to share. As women, our lives encompass so much more than oppression and abuse. They also contain the resiliency, beauty, courage, and light of our spirits.
While the current atmosphere around bringing women’s stories of abuse and violation into the public eye is tremendous, we at Wf1 advocate for the diversity of our experiences: from the quiet epiphanies and moments of wonder to the major breakthroughs that come from experiences like divorce, moving to a new country, finding your purpose, and using your power for the greater good.
The Truthteller Tour stemmed from the desire that women have for genuine, in-person connection. While the power of the written word is the foundation of Wf1, the experience of speaking our stories out loud while looking into each other’s eyes is even stronger. It makes us feel more connected and less alone. It inspires us to take the kind of action that transforms our lives and communities for the better.
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.
All prospective speakers for our Truthteller Tours should be sure to read our Truthteller Tour Speaker FAQs ahead of time, as they offer all the information you need (from story tips to logistics on how to submit your story, from the kinds of speakers we’re looking for to the perks of becoming part of our tour).
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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“The Truthteller Tour exceeded my expectations! The powerful feminine energy in that space was exceptional. I hadn’t felt that in years!”
“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.”
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!
Truthtellers step up, speak out, shine.
We laughed, we cried, we shared our most intimate stories, and we inspired one another to claim our vulnerability as a strength.
Catch highlights from our past Truthteller Tours here.