WOMEN IN HISTORY - ACTRESS PROFILE - ALLISON SMITH
Allison Smith is a Storyteller, Fiber Artist and Author. She is a graduate of Ohio
State University and Graduate of Eastern Tennessee University with a Masters of
Education in Storytelling/Reading. She is a veteran of the Army Reserves,
member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Cleveland Association
of Black Storytellers, Trumbull County African American Achievers
Association Hall of Fame, African American Quilt and Doll Guild, Ashtabula
Leadership and founder of Outreach Quilt and Artist Guild.
Allison is a Fiber Artist telling stories through her art. She has exhibited in several
venues from museums to libraries and the Governor’s Residence in Ohio. She
shares her skills through workshops, trunk shows and teaching.
Allison also teaches healing stories as an Adjunct for Ashland University.
She enjoys the “process of helping people to start the process to heal and
move on to a happier place. Researching famous people and interviewing
them is a healing process and allows one to tell their story. Becoming
the character lets one relive their oral story.” Allison has performed in
various re-enactments for the Ohio Civil War Reenactors as well as various
Allison has authored, Whooooo Will Adopt These Eggs? She has written several articles on Self Esteem and Storytelling.
Figures Portrayed By Allison Smith