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Flying with Broken Wings

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Olga Lucia Torres

The City Artists Corps Showcase at Queens Theatre

Flying with Broken Wings

October 17, 12:00 PM

Type of Event: Literary Reading/Performance

Olga Lucia Torres will be reading from her debut memoir. She's a freelance writer with the NY Times, Parents Magazine, NY Daily News, popsugar.com, and other publications. Olga is a health empowerment expert having survived a brain injury and manages multiple chronic illnesses. She is a lawyer turned narrative medicine instructor.

Photograph of Cabaret
Olga Lucia Torres
Meet the artist

OLGA LUCIA TORRES

Olga has been sick her entire life: starting with a pediatric pituitary adenoma, later developing lupus and five other autoimmune diseases, then suffering a devastating brain injury that left her disabled. As a first-generation Latina, one of the eight founding lawyers of the Bronx defenders, and now a lecturer in the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University, Olga also identifies as a patient empowerment expert, ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America, and mother of a miracle daughter. She’s been published in the New York Times, Parents Magazine, and multiple other publications about what it’s like to live in NYC as a person with disabilities and with all her medical conditions. Olga hopes to inspire others to not be defined by their illnesses or limitations.

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Date:
October 17
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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