Category: Road to Listen to Your Mother

Storms, Mileposts and Legacies - Being part of the Listen To Your Mother anthology

Our lives are filled with milestones. Many of them we travel by, acknowledge for a few fleeting moments in time and move on, leaving them in the past as some old, weathered monument tucked away out of sight in a forgotten place. Others though live on in our souls and continue to change us and... Read more »

Listen to Your Mother - The rest of my story

Earlier this month, the videos from all of the Listen To Your Mother shows were released and are up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.  I encourage you to take some time and check them out.  For us, the excitement and emotions of that day came flooding back as we all watched each other again... Read more »

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter
It’s been over a week since I and 14 other women commanded the microphone, bringing to the stage our intensely personal and emotional stories of motherhood.  For days after the Listen To Your Mother show, my emotions were nothing but raw.  Tears would form at the slightest mention or thought of the experiences of that... Read more »

Strangers to friends through laughter and tears - the road to Listen to Your Mother continues on

Strangers to friends through laughter and tears - the road to Listen to Your Mother continues on
Sometimes we think that if you put fifteen writers together in one room, all sharing their work, egos would hang like a stench over the conversation.  But when it comes to the group I hung out with last weekend, a group of women from all walks of life, that couldn’t have been further from the... Read more »

I am part of the Revolution

Right now, a revolution is spreading across America and around the world.  It is fought on the streets and in our homes.  We see it on our television screens and see it as we scroll through the Internet.  It is a revolution of existence and visibility. I couldn’t agree more with a statement made by... Read more »

The road to Listen to Your Mother 2014 - Part 1

I am still in shock.  This last Tuesday night I received an email I never thought I would get.  Chalk this one up to total self doubt, but to my surprise I am happy to announce that I am joining the cast of this year’s Listen to Your Mother production here in Chicago. YAY! To... Read more »
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