Inspiring Speakers Share Their Stories at the Library

A trio of dynamic speakers will share their stories of challenge, resilience, and inspiration at the Easton Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 2 p.m. The program, entitled “Sharing Our Stories: Voices from the Community,” will feature a transgender woman, a domestic violence survivor-turned advocate, and the parent of a local teen who overcame an eating disorder.

Jillian Celentano is a transgender woman who transitioned in her early 50s. She is the author of “Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide.” Jillian’s new path included returning to school after several decades to pursue a Master of Social Work degree, which she completed this past spring.

Ann McGee escaped an abusive marriage and became an advocate for domestic abuse victims. She now works as a Lead Domestic Violence Advocate for the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. One of her passions is creating shadow boxes that honor individuals who have died as a result of domestic violence. This powerful exhibit, entitled “Unfinished Lives,” was displayed in the library this past spring.

Liane Wegener is an Easton resident whose daughter, Zoe, suffered from a debilitating eating disorder. Luckily, with the right resources and support, Zoe was able to recover. She is now enjoying college life.

Registration is required at https://eastonlibrary.org.

Jillian Celentano
Anne McGee
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