Storyteller and Survivor
Wendy Hoke Speaking Topics include:
- The cancer year: facing the worst fear to discover what’s possible
- The power of story
Wendy Hoke is a storyteller. I believe in the power of words and images to communicate universal truths about the human condition. As a journalism student I idolized female journalists like Martha Gellhorn and Georgie Anne Geyer. Like them, I dreamed of traveling the world and telling the stories of people and places.
While I haven’t quite traveled the world, I did spend 20 years writing about people from all walks of life as a journalist for a variety of publications both local and national. As news organizations tightened budgets, I ventured into marketing and communications to share the evolving story of how a small urban faith-based hospital can make a difference not only in the lives of individuals but also in the Cleveland community.
And now I’m also telling my own story as a member of the sisterhood of breast cancer survivors.
“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” — Playwright Tom Stoppard