03/20/2016 11:28 EDT | Updated 03/20/2016 11:59 EDT

Phyllis Walker On Storytelling And Its Role In Self-Care

This well-known storyteller shares her insight on the power of allegory and self-reflection.

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Phyllis Walker is a Jamaican-born Canadian storyteller, educator and actor whose performances have taken her across Ontario, sharing the African and Caribbean oral storytelling tradition. Walker, who began her career as a school teacher, once hosted Raisin in the Rice Pudding, a children's radio program on CFRB 1010, and played Grandma Ella on Treehouse Canada. She continues to teach and speak across the country.

This video interview has been condensed from its original format.