Spirituality and Identity
As an Indigenous woman who grew up in American conservative Christian spaces and is now an interfaith advocate, Kaitlin knows what it means to go on a journey with identity and spirituality. In this talk, she will explore these topics through storytelling, poetry, and a look into what it means to heal as we go.
Author Talk: ‘Native’
In this compelling talk based on her award-winning book Native, author and storyteller Kaitlin Curtice shares insights about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.
Importance of Inter-Faith Relationships and Solidarity
Interfaith relationships and solidarity are deeply connected. In this talk, Kaitlin will share about her journey in interfaith spaces and what solidarity means to her as an Indigenous woman while leading the audience to ask questions about what solidarity and hope mean to them.
Indigenous Rights and Ongoing Colonization in America
As an Indigenous woman living in the United States, Kaitlin knows the painful spaces of being “not enough” in many areas of her life. Based on her book Native, Kaitlin shares the importance of naming the ongoing colonization happening in America right now and how we should move forward—together.
Workshop with Guided Journaling on Care and Hope During Difficult Times
This workshop is for retreats and conferences that are looking for a little bit of time to slow down and process. Kaitlin will share stories and read from her books and ask what it means for us to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and ask what care looks like.
Workshop on Our Connection to Ourselves, Each Other, and Mother Earth
This workshop, often called “Holding Space in Difficult Times” is a chance for the audience to ask what it means to hold space for ourselves, each other, and Mother Earth. Kaitlin will share stories, read poetry and excerpts from her books, and guide the audience through questions along the way.
Kaitlin Curtice speaks on her indigenous heritage, growing up in conservative Christianity, and what decolonization means to her
Award-winning author, poet, and storyteller KAITLIN CURTICE has a gift for asking challenging questions that lead her audiences into greater understanding and community. an Indigenous woman living in the United States, Kaitlin describes the experience of being “not enough” in many areas of her life. She also great up in more conservative Christian spaces and has embarked on a powerful journey of identity and spirituality to bring her worlds together. Her book Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God won the Foreword INDIES 2020 Book of the Year Award, and the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Award and Midwest Book Award.
As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, Kaitlin Curtice shares the importance of understanding the past and present of colonization in America, and how it continues to impact indigenous communities today. and how we should move forward—together. As an experienced inter-spiritual leader, Curtice fosters meaningful conversations on how colonialism shows up in faith communities, what audiences can do to make a difference, and how we can move forward – together.
Kaitlin Curtice practices the art of immersive storytelling to foster interfaith understanding
Award-winning author, poet, and storyteller KAITLIN CURTICE knows the importance of interfaith relationships. In talks with both secular and faith-based groups, Kaitlin establishes the connection between reaching across the borders of identity to form mutual understandings. She shares insights into her vibrant spiritual journey both in her writing and in her uplifting speaking engagements. Kaitlin speaks regularly at conferences on the importance of interfaith relationships and consistently leaves audiences with a greater understanding of solidarity.
Kaitlin Curtice’s uniting work as a writer and faith practitioner draws powerfully from her belief systems. Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of Together Rising, says Kaitlin’s work “is required reading for all those committed to learning the truth about the land we live on and the institutions we live inside of. It called me out and called me home.” Kaitlin’s debut publication, Glory Happening: Finding the Divine Everyday Places, was described by author Rachel Held Evans as “a stunner… every sentence is a feast for the senses.”
Kaitlin Curtis shares her personal journey and invites listeners into stronger solidarity and shares how to build community together. Her speaking is poignant – an immersive storytelling experience which helps audiences connect with identity, spirit, and self.
Kaitlin Curtice’s new book Living Resistance shares how to find meaning and make a place for ourselves
In an era in which “resistance” has become less meaningful, Indigenous author, poet, and storyteller KAITLIN CURTICE reclaims it as a basic human calling. In her new book, Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day, Curtice shows how we can all learn to practice holistic ways of belonging and connection to ourselves and each other.
An enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation and inter-spiritual advocate, Kaitlin empowers her audience to seek wholeness in whatever spheres of influence they inhabit. Publisher’s Weekly said Living Resistance offers “abundant wisdom in this accessible guide,” and Booklist describes Kaitlin’s “expansive, generous vision.”
Kaitlin Curtice is an award-winning author, poet-storyteller, and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, Kaitlin writes on the intersections of spirituality and identity and how that shifts throughout our lives. She also speaks on these topics to diverse audiences who are interested in truth-telling and healing.
As an inter-spiritual advocate, Kaitlin participates in conversations on topics such as colonialism in faith communities, and she has spoken at many conferences on the importance of inter-faith relationships.
Besides her books, Kaitlin has written online for Sojourners, Religion News Service, Apartment Therapy, On Being, SELF Magazine, and more. Her work has been featured on CBS and in USA Today. She also writes at The Liminality Journal. Kaitlin lives in Philadelphia with her family. You can find more about her work at www.kaitlincurtice.com.