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Join us as we welcome 



Tuesday, September 13


6:00 pm

to celebrate the release of 



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When Dorchelle Spence was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer she wasn’t ready. A career woman with a teenage daughter, husband managing a bustling law practice, three stepsons, and a chronically ill mother, she needed the world to stop and give her a minute to breathe. It didn’t. Instead, it sent her on a journey into the battlefield.  To win, Dorchelle had to dig deeper than ever before to build a new type of foxhole. In it, she put family and friends; the voice of faith; and beautiful shoes. It was those things, together, that ultimately helped her survive.


Dorchelle Spence is an author and motivational speaker, lending her voice to topics ranging from self-advocacy and cancer survival to self-worth and the power of shoes. Her book, Into the Gathering Clouds, is a memoir of survival incorporating faith, friends, and finesse. The novel, No Less Worthy, tells the story of a girl fighting the cycle of abuse and poverty to become a young woman finding her worthiness through strength and perseverance.

Formerly, Spence served as Vice President of the non-profit charged with managing Memphis’ riverfront. As second in command, she provided strategic direction and oversight of all organizational initiatives. Among her most memorable projects was directing an international design competition that led to construction of the first new structure on the city’s public riverfront in decades. Prior to beginning her 18-year career leading waterfront improvements, Spence led communications and community relations efforts in Memphis across corporate and non-profit sectors.  Spence earned her MBA from Fogelman College of Business and Economics. In 2021, she was awarded The University of Memphis Journalism and New Media Alumni Association’s Charles Thornton Award for Alumni of the Year.

A native Memphian, Spence enjoys travel, arts festivals, and walks in nature. She, along with her husband and four adult children, call Memphis home.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117