Amy DeYoung Photography

Gwen Vogelzang


Gwen & Rylan Vogelzang are a mother/son duo who recently published If I Squeeze Your Head I'm Sorry, a picture book of Rylan's art and descriptions about living in his unique brain. Rylan lives with Autism and Tourette Syndrome, and Gwen's advocacy and career in writing and marketing have led them to become leaders in storytelling as a tool for inclusion and empowerment. They lead a Mighty Network of educators, parents, individuals, and therapists dedicated to inclusion and growth through storytelling. Find them at

Festival Years: 2020