Tatyana Dennis’ 14 will tell her story “A Mother’s Cry” during the STORY SLAM, a showcase for storytellers, at the Montclair Film Festival on April 28th. The storytelling event will be held at 7:30 pm at the Audible Theater at Buzz Aldrin Middle School,173 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ. Tatyana won the opportunity to perform at the festival after winning the 2018 SLAM MY STORY competition in March of 2018. The SLAM MY STORY project offers high school students the opportunity to tell their stories live on stage and in a new podcast series. To hear Tatyana tell her story, visit http://studio.montclairfilm.org/slam-my-story/ and fast forward to the 18.29 minute point.
A senior at Christ the King Preparatory School in Newark, Tatyana has had the chance to intern at Peace Care NJ, a high-quality faith-based care center in Hudson County; Solix, Inc., a business consulting firm; and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Tatyana hopes to attend either St. Elizabeth College or New Jersey City University in the fall to study psychology.