Dara Zuckernick won our "Joy" Story Slam with her personal tale of different hairstyles and the moment that led her to keep her hair short. Dara won our prized pint glass and earned a slot in our Grand Slam, which will take place November 1st.

Our "Joy" Story Slam had moments of hilarity and moments of touching remembrances. We heard about having to say no to one very dangerous job, and being very happy afterwards. We heard about going from being homeless to achieving a travel dream. We listened to stories about lost loved ones and joyful remembrances. We heard about the joy of marriage and the joy of divorce, from two different storytellers of course.

Thanks to all our storytellers tonight, particularly to those first-timers who took to the mic. Big thanks to our judges and everyone who came out and cheered on tonight's stories!

Our next Story Slam is scheduled for August 9th and the theme is "Lost." Order your tickets by clicking HERE

Check out Dara's winning story below. To watch other stories told at the "Joy" Story Slam, click on through to the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel.