Storytelling

Stories burn deeply within each of us

Stories are what make us human. We tell stories to connect with each other. Stories are human currency. Stories have the power to bring us together to share and heal.

I bridge the gap of inclusion through storytelling with themes of determination, courage, and hope. Successful storytelling requires a deep understanding of narrative arc, pivot points, and an emotional odyssey. I can turn your personal story into a compelling book that hooks readers and delivers memorable, vivid messages.

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Standing Up After Saigon

Sharing an extraordinary journey of resilience and love through overwhelming hardship, Standing up after Saigon: The Triumphant Story of Hope, Determination, and Reinvention is the memoir of Thuhang Tran as told by author Sharon Orlopp.

Contracting polio at age two and falling victim to the oppressive regime that overtook Saigon after its fall in the Vietnam War, Thuhang has led anything but an easy, ordinary life. Her father, Chinh, was lost to Thuhang and her family in the evacuations from Saigon, and for fifteen long years they remained separated—but desperate to reunite. Orlopp documented decades in the lives of Thuhang and Chinh to capture their incredible tale of triumph over adversity.

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