Tag: Listen to Your Mother

What Lin Manuel Miranda, Listen to Your Mother, and my trans son have in common

What Lin Manuel Miranda, Listen to Your Mother, and my trans son have in common
Lin Manuel Miranda, Listen to Your Mother, and my trans son have absolutely nothing in common. Yet all three were in my dream last night, for a very good reason. In my dream, I was sitting in a balcony of our church, while my son and some of his friends played. Below us, on the... Read more »

Pamela Valentine reading "Welcome To My Holland"

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This year, I had the incredible honor of being a part of Listen to Your Mother St. Louis. Last year, in Chicago, I came out as the parent of a trans child. It transformed my life in so many ways. It gave me a voice, it gave me a platform to share my story, but... Read more »

A first date with Listen to Your Mother St. Louis

A first date with Listen to Your Mother St. Louis
It’s a little bit like a first date, meeting a cast for the first time. I remember the same butterflies in my stomach, the same giddy, anxious, excited feeling as LTYM Chicago 2015. Except unlike a first date, where all you have is small talk and googly eyes and a thin façade of the person... Read more »
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Debi's Story: You Know I'm a Girl, Right?

Debi's Story: You Know I'm a Girl, Right?
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By  Debi Jackson, 2014 LTYM Kansas... Read more »

Renee's Story: Once Upon a Time

Renee's Story: Once Upon a Time
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By Renee Bonnell Yawn, supportive mom... Read more »

Listen to Your Mother Healed Me

Listen to Your Mother Healed Me
I have asked myself again and again, what drove me to do it?  Getting up in front of hundreds of strangers as a cast member of Listen to Your Mother, to share my story.  The truth is, it changed my life. I was in a very dark place around December and the first weeks of... Read more »
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