Untold Stories Showcase

While the venue and format for this year's event might look different, the spirit of celebration remains the same. Please join us as we honor the 2020 survivor writers and visual artists featured in this year's Untold Stories magazine

November 13th, 6pm

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Rise and Thrive:

A Lives in Landscape™ Exhibition

This fall, visual artist Brianna Joy Seipel and filmmaker Michael Snowden have collaborated to create Rise and Thrive: a Lives in Landscape Exhibition. For this series, Brianna Joy Seipel worked with Untold Story survivor writers to explore how the natural world shapes our healing and our identities. This series honors the stories and celebrate the spirits of these individuals who have learned what it means to rise, and thrive. 

Join us on November 14th, 10am for a free, virtual exhibit opening to watch the oil paintings come to life and hear the powerful survivor stories that accompany them. 


World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

LOTUS partnered with Corner Bakery-Shorewood and Brianna Seipel to bring attention to World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and to raise money to support survivors.

February 13, 2020

​With the impending arrival of the Democratic National Convention this summer the epidemic of sex trafficking in Milwaukee and Wisconsin deserves serious exploration. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee’s next Beyond the Headlines series will examine Sex and Human Trafficking with a moderated discussion including our own LOTUS Board President, Linda Krieg, who will be lending her expertise and perspective to this vital panel presentation.

January 25, 2020

LOTUS is extremely excited to be partnering once again with Woodland Pattern Book Company! Please join us for their 26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit.  LOTUS will be sponsoring the 9pm-10pm portion of the marathon, and will have ten alums of the Untold Stories program sharing their work. Your $10 admission to this unique fundraising event gives you all-day access to 15 hours of performances from 150 local poets and writers.