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Laura Khalil

in Detroit, MI

Verbal Self-Defense

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2019
IN DETROIT @ VOL 37

Comedian and empowerment coach Laura Khalil discusses Verbal Self Defense and the tools to use during those times when you've ever been silenced into shock.

She previously presented at Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 37 last October with the ever-so-brilliant “An Introverts Guide to Flirting.”

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