Lillian Grant-Baptiste is an informed cultural artist, motivational speaker, and an uplifting storyteller. She has nearly 30 years of experience as a motivational speaker and a professional storyteller. Ms. Grant-Baptiste has been showcased at storytelling and performance venues throughout the United States. She is a moving performer that will stir your soul and leave you on the edge of your seat yearning for more. She skillfully gathers and retells stories from diverse cultures but has a particular fondness and love for folktales from the African Diaspora. Lillian believes that storytelling is powerful tool that can be utilized to uplift, empower, and ultimately transform individuals, families, and communities. Her signature story is “The People Could Fly”. The story is a moving and beautifully retold folktale that captures how the faith of a people gave them the strength to traverse and magically fly above the tribulation and trepidation of slavery. Throughout her performances she continually promotes a deep and abiding appreciation for and preservation of the stories and folktales from traditions around the world. Her stories and programs are as rich and enduring as the mighty Baobab tree.