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Amy Oestreicher

College: Hampshire College
Major: Expressive Arts, Playwriting, Theatre, Psychology, Arts Education
Graduation Date: 2017

Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright, eagerly sharing the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking. She's also a third year student at Hampshire College studying art, psychology, playwriting and theatre.
Amy has written, directed and starred in a one woman musical about her life, Gutless & Grateful, has flourished as a mixed media and acrylic artist, with her art in multiple galleries and mounting dozens of solo art shows, and continues to share her story through her art, music, theatre, workshops and writings, as well as a sexual assault prevention program she tours to colleges across the country.
Amy’s “beautiful detour” has inspire her passionate desire to create and help others. Her writings have appeared in Washington Post and On Being with Krista Tippet, her story has appeared on the TODAY Show and CBS, and her one-woman show has been seen in theatres across the country, earning rave reviews and accolades since it’s BroadwayWorld Award-nominated NYC debut.
Determined to bridge the gap of communication between wellness resources on college campuses and students, Amy devised storytelling programs especially for colleges and universities to address the issue.
Amy is currently touring the country with her one-woman musical, Gutless & Grateful, her keynote presentations, workshops and signature talkbacks, which she has devised specialized versions for corporations, college campuses, survivors, healthcare professionals, and artists. She is leading mixed media creativity workshops to promote creativity as a mindset, an essential survival skill. Amy also offers private coaching to help others navigate their own beautiful detours. Visit amyoes.com for more information.

Articles by Amy
From a happy-go-lucky musical theatre teen, to surviving sexual abuse, a coma, six years without food or drink, and...
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” -  Edwin Way ...
It’s officially Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Prevention is Possible The theme of this year’s SAAM ...
Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68 percent of assaults in the...
Last week, I was asked to present my mental health and disability advocacy program at Fulton Montgomery Community Co...
April. It’s a time for spring, new beginnings, and change. What better time to plant the seeds of change on c...
I’ll be taking my own story to Boston College next week to show students that a detour is not a dead end....
When I first got my ostomy, I felt very alone. I felt self-conscious of the smell and sound, and sometimes I lo...
What’s the next step for mental health support on campus? Asking. Asking for Change We’re starting ...
Use Art to Deal with College Stress Still having a tough time getting back into your courses this term? Get out a...
If you’re like me, you’re making lists to stay on track this semester. That’s how I remember my...
As we get ready to get back into the school grind after the holidays, don’t forget to take a deep breath. Sure,...
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