Margaret Davis Ghielmetti is a writer, storyteller, solo performance artist, and photographer. She and her Swiss husband, Patrick, have lived on four continents and have visited nearly fifty countries. Her journeys inform her rallying cry ("The world is not my enemy!") . . . . . . and her creative work (including winning two StorySLAMs with The Moth storytelling show.) Ghielmetti's solo show, “Fierce,” is about re-claiming her creative expression in mid-life . . . . . . and she wrote Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist to inspire readers that it’s never too late to learn to live our own lives – if we dare to let go of outdated roles and rules we thought kept us safe. She also hopes to entertain readers with her adventures (and mis-adventures) abroad . . . and to share what each country taught her (that she never would have learned on her own.) Her memoir takes Margaret and her hotelier husband from New York City to Paris, Cairo, Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt,) Chiang Mai (Thailand,) Bangkok, Singapore, and back to her hometown of Chicago, with significant “stops” in India and Switzerland. Genuine connection with other humans is what drives Margaret’s art. Please visit www.margaretghielmetti.com to stay in touch . . . . . . find reviews, interviews, and accolades . . . video/audio of her stories . . . her Instagram photos of the world . . . and for more about Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist.