Lily Be is a storyteller, mother, and plant lover. She became a storyteller out of the necessity to save her own life. Growing up on the West Side of Chicago, in Humboldt Park, has molded her into the strong and detailed storyteller that she is today. She created The Stoop; a storytelling show for other storytellers to tell stories in a safe and judgement free environment. Participants are encouraged by Be to not write their stories beforehand in an effort for individuals to find their own voices. Be’s proudest moment in life was watching her son graduate from college. With many negative societal statistics about teen mothers in the world, Be is changing the narrative for other women with similar stories.