Grace Barnett


College: Millikin University

Major: Theatre

Year Graduated: 2014
Actor, public speaker, advocate for little people

When I first went to SEA, I wondered “Where is my place?” I was inspired by many one-on-one meetings. The energy in the room was almost palpable! One speaker, Mike Veny, really encouraged me to start my own thing.

SEA challenged me to reach out to others beyond theater – to schools, public speaking, and to advocacy with groups like Little People of America.  Since then I’ve explored connections with Repertory Theater, Faces of St. Louis, and Alliance on Mental Health!

I got to go twice! It’s an amazing opportunity and more people should know about it. 

I never thought I’d make my own business, but I am! You can too!

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