Lillian Grant-Baptiste

Lillian Grant-Baptiste

Master Storyteller, Officiant

Lillian Grant-Baptiste is an informed cultural artist, celebrant, and an uplifting storyteller. She has more than 20 years of experience as a celebrant, motivational speaker and professional storyteller.

Ms. Grant-Baptiste has presented and performed at several venues throughout the United States. She skillfully gathers and retells stories from diverse cultures, but has a particular fondness and love for folktales from the Gullah/Geechee traditions.

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 unify 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.

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