conserves lives” is the mantra of This Is My Brave Inc., a national not-for-profit that presents staged shows of residents telling their stories about handling mental illness.Annie Potter, a
mom of 2 from Iowa City, knows that subject all too well. She worked as an expert storyteller and likewise suffered from postpartum psychosis. Now 10 years stable,”it’s easy to speak about now
,”Potter said.She and 12 cast members will share their stories through monologues,
stories, poems, music and more as a part of”This Is My Brave: Iowa City”at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Englert Theatre.”I believe my story will be encouraging,” Potter stated.”Individuals in this country are so nervous about mental disease, but these are our stories. I can share little vignettes and someone can go’Hey, that might be me.” ‘The event is arranged by co-producers Aleksandra Vuijicic, Amanda Miller and Sadie Elbert. With ticket costs ranging from$17-22, Miller said the earnings generated will go back to the national This Is My Brave Inc., which books locations, provides assistance and advertises similar productions throughout the nation.